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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  • This small church is located at one end of the village, surrounded by a square which is a lovely place to sit and appreciate the movement place, children that they run and play, strangers everywhere and workers of all the headings. What found me most interesting is the ceiling and your way to be sustained, made in wood of prickly pear as well as the outer gate and supported beams by touch. The Church is built in Adobe, mixture of mud and if the turn by is seen as a thick supports that which received rain but they are not rolled back. Worth the trip
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  • A nice, remodeled miu Church but keeping the story... is one of the places that you must visit in San Pedro...
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  • Seeking God it will find. Seeking works of art will remain hungry. With a shaded place which lends to the lazy.
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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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