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. Use our Iquique attractions planner to add Oficina Salitrera Santiago Humberstone and other attractions to your Iquique vacation plans.
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  • well preserved, well interpreted UNESCO World Heritage site. Worth a visit if you are traveling in the north of Chile. Shows the life of this company town and we learned a lot about how mining served ...  more »
  • Other nitrate walk is different! It is worth to know him. Lots of history went with a guide I recommend.
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  • A duty is as Chileans know this part of the story. The constructions are not free all, but that many are rebuilt. It must be taken as a museum. The neighbourhood of the poor and workers is without restoration. It makes a horrible heat in summer. Bring water, sunscreen and a hat.
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