Humberstone Saltpeter Office

Humberstone Saltpeter Office

Information about Humberstone Saltpeter Office

Direccion: km 47 A 16, Pozo Almonte - See on the Map

It is 52 km. Iquique. His real name is Oficina Santiago Humberstone, was established in 1862 and declared a National Monument. His first name was La Palma and then to change hands in 1934, adopted the name as it is known today.

Nitrate office operated until 1960, when this mineral company declined. The buildings here are constructed in good condition allowing them to enter and appreciate the majesty of the buildings. An example is the theater located around the square, which still retain the seats, also a newly restored church.

Traveling through passages featuring a pool with sombreadero iron cane, tennis courts, homes of former miners, a tavern and Administration.

The exhibition is open to the public every day of the year and monitored. You must cancel a ticket to enter the office nitrate.

It was declared a National Monument of Chile in 1970.

You can know Humberstone Saltpeter Office in the following excursions

HUMBERSTONE AND SANTA LAURA SALTPETER MINES TOUR

Humberstone and Santa Laura were 2 of the most important Saltpeter in Chile. In this Tour by the Saltpeter north visit the magic of these current ghost towns. In addition visit the Geoglificos of Painted and the fantastic Oasis of Pica
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