Church of San Pedro de Atacama, San Pedro de Atacama

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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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  • Full identification of the religious beliefs of the Cathedral in the desert, just go without the special local people regarded as sacred festivities and Maria so just suited to explore the passing by
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  • Good to know the history and the architecture of the place, Church of 1557, made of adobe; is in the central square.
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  • Linda Church located in the central square. This church was the subject of a documentary on Violeta Parra. It's very pretty rustic.
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  • Beautiful church, full of history and interesting facts.
  • 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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  • Your best rest enjoy it LALCK-CKETI, Hostal, cozy comfortable and safe.
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