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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  • A charming and welcoming church, where you hear bells ringing in the distance. The marriages there must be a charm.
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  • Church color change, after the latest floods are made him a remodeling changing the typical white color.
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  • Already a little detour in the Church is now in place, can do. As soon you not again come to San Pedro. Extra travel I would not.
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  • Beautiful church in San Pedro de Atacama. Must see if you are in San Pedro de Atacama.
  • 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.
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