Oficina Salitrera Santiago Humberstone, Iquique

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Once a center for 19th-century Chile's booming salt production industry, today Oficina Salitrera Santiago Humberstone stands as a ghost town. The town rose up around the saltpeter refineries; some it now functions as a museum, but most of the area remains open for you to tour on your own. Walk around and see what time has changed, visiting the homes of the workers that once hailed from Chile, Bolivia, and Peru. Most of the machines are authentic pieces that functioned during the refinery's operation. Make Oficina Salitrera Santiago Humberstone a centerpiece of your Iquique vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Iquique vacation route planner.
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  • Very good family outing to learn more of the history of the nitrate, it gets very hot I recommend you wear closed-toe shoes and water since everything is ground. Not miss the theatre and school, there is a very nice writing of memories of a child who grew up there. Not there is a tour guided and does lack, but good of all modes is worth it penalty go
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  • It is a must-see. Is important at least read something about the time of the saltpeter and so is may understand better what is visit and maybe to feel as vivian them workers and employees in those places. Is an excellent shows of the life of the pampinos in times of the administration foreign of the saltpeter. Not to be missed
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  • Undoubtedly it is a very good visit to this place, a trip to a golden age of chile and where you can see what so advanced was par humberstone his time. with pool almost Olympic, a theatre phenomenal and the quality of the houses that in spite of the heat of the desert are well welcome to the enter...
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