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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.” Plan your Salitrera Santa Laura visit and explore what else you can see and do in Iquique using our Iquique tour planner.
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  • Although no residential complex is conseva software as well as the Humberstone, industrial part is really impressive.
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  • This nitrate, provides tourist, reunited with the history, it is decorated with objects from the period.
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  • Santa laura this more focused in them processes productive for the extraction of the saltpeter, whose machinery is located in a good state of conservation for your observation. There is almost corresponding structures to life civic workers, only ruins in bad condition. It is best to go with a guide.
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  • Highly recommended
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  • Cute place, to learn about the history of the region. Failure that yes most enable it for tourism, there are no people who sell products at its entrance and well equipped bathrooms outside the House
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  • It is a place full of history, see reflected the efforts of the working people of chile, and especially when a family member to lived in the area is really fantastic
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  • Very special place, has a rich history... I highly recommend it.
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  • Beautiful
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