Church of San Pedro de Atacama, San Pedro de Atacama

One of the oldest buildings in Chile, whitewashed colonial-style Church of San Pedro de Atacama is an outstanding example of indigenous building techniques. The masons used rock and adobe (dried mud) for the walls, two types of local wood for the roof, and slats made of giant elephant cactus for the ceiling. Notice how the door and the portal are bound together with llama leather. The interior features a brightly colored altar, standing in contrast to the simple and elegant white exterior. The garden planted with algarrobo and pepper trees surrounds the church, declared a historical monument in 1951. With our world travel planner, San Pedro de Atacama attractions like Church of San Pedro de Atacama can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • The Church is located in a Plaza in San Pedro of Atacama, is not great is simple but beautiful. In the square had a few craft stalls, around the square there are handicrafts shops and restaurants with outdoor tables or covered in the background.
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  • In the central square of Sao pedro, worth a quick visit p meet. Well organizadinha and clear! Of a ride, meet the external patio tb.
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  • It is one of the must-sees in the town of San Pedro de Atacama, very beautiful church on the outside and on the inside, no doubt to visit it.
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  • Very beautiful church that was renovated in 2015 and is now brown and not white. This is its original color it had up until the 70ties.
  • Beautifil old tradicional curch. Is the "only one" You can skip it. Is right in the city center with is like 400 squares meters
  • Interesting altarpiece and ceiling, with information about the church's phases from 1557 on. A quiet spot in the tiny but busy downtown of SPA.
  • Beautiful church, full of history and interesting facts.
  • This church is the main meeting place between tourists to get in the region, is next to a square with plenty of shade.
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As the stepping-stone to the nearby national reserve, San Pedro de Atacama offers an impressive range of hotels and guesthouses. Despite the big selection, prices remain relatively high throughout the year due to the town's status as northern Chile's tourist hub. At the peak of the summer season (late December to late March), some budget-friendly hostels even require single travelers to share a room with another guest. If you wish to avoid that, look into one of the hotels, many of which cluster around the town's central area and line the main street.
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