Azapa Valley

Azapa Valley

Information about Azapa Valley

Direccion: Region de Arica y Parinacota - See on the Map

This valley delivery to a wide area of fruit production, which also include those that are exported. Produced olives (very popular in Chile), lemons and tomatoes are the most variety.

In the Valley, 13 kilometers from Arica , is San Miguel de Azapa. There lies the Archaeological Museum of San Miguel de Azapa by the University of Tarapaca, which shows the evolutionary development of various cultural and historical processes that occurred in this sector. Prominent among the Chinchorro mummies remains cataloged as the oldest in the world, have estimated approximately 7,600 years.

Other cultural events will find in the Valley are the geoglyphs Azapa Sacred Mount, located in the Pampa Alto Ramirez, depicting human figures and animals such as camels, snakes and lizards. Pukara de San Lorenzo was a defensive village located on the outskirts of San Pedro de Azapa, dating from the twelfth century or so.

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