Salitrera Santa Laura, Iquique

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Step back in time at Salitrera Santa Laura one of only two remaining saltpetre production complexes, and a remnant of a once-booming industry in Chile. The “nitrate town” is a World Heritage Monument, which remains untouched since production halted in the early 20th century. Visit the large pinewood structure that witnessed the thousands of laborers working in the harsh surroundings of the Atacama, one of the driest deserts in the world. Learn about the mining and extracting processes, and view the photos and relics from the industry’s “Golden Age.” Put Salitrera Santa Laura into our Iquique trip planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • The place in addition to the dey stumps the nitrate has the vestiges of its small and ancient village, draws attention visit the House of the patterns of the time, since there is everything, there is a ciarto where is can see the clothing before wearing and also antique dolls UAS, for curious and lovers of history. I recommend you go with a tour to have more knowledge and plenty of water by the heat. Here input is not paid
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  • Lack of dedication to the maintenance of the nitrate. Ceilings cans seems to fly at any time. There are no guides, only a guard.
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  • Found me a nice place but also found that there was much more neglected than Humberstone. Anyway I recommend visiting it.
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