Church of San Pedro de Atacama, San Pedro de Atacama

Categories: Architectural Buildings, Tourist Spots
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3.7/5 based on 1,000+ reviews on the web
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. To visit Church of San Pedro de Atacama and other attractions in San Pedro de Atacama, use our San Pedro de Atacama vacation builder.
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  • Very beautiful and very original, above the ceiling of the interior. Made of adobe and wood of cactus. It is worth entering.
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  • It is nice small church adjacent to the town square. It is not the same awe inspiring architecture of most city churches. There is no fine artwork. If you are interested in a short trip in South Ameri...  read more »
  • I had seen pictures of the Church on the outside and seemed beautiful white, that it offset to the arid landscape. But don't know why they decided to paint her terracotta-colored, not known for anything and is a House of the people. Inside is very nice and fresh, good to take a break from the heat.
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  • 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.
  • I would like the ⛪ to return to white color. I think that it will affect tourism this original Earth-colored. This ancient Church of Atacama is known in white on postcards and tour's Qqwa
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  • Because I know
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  • Very picturesque place not to be missed
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