Oficina Salitrera Santiago Humberstone, Iquique
(4.6/5 based on 900+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Despite the distance to the city of Iquique, it is worth knowing its history. A place full of energy, that will make you experience the adrenaline of truth if you visit this evening.
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  • for people who are interested in the history of as vivian in the nitrate is very interesting, but as a suggestion, no guides that you explain in each sector as vivian persons, activities they did, etc. com recommendation: bring plenty of water to hydrate, as it gets very hot. one takes approx. 3 hours to go through all the nitrate.
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  • We went from walking to Arica, and it is very interesting to know somewhere, you need to go with time to get to know all over the place, since it is large muu!
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