Guide of Iquique, CHILE

Information about Iquique

Iquique has more than 140 km. beautiful beaches, with warm weather all year round.
It is possible to practice water sports, diving, fishing, and everything connected with beaches and good weather.
You have a free zone, ie a mall where you do not pay tax, which makes it very attractive for purchase

History of Iquique

With the arrival of the Spanish in the city, this city is dubbed "Our Lady of the Conception of Iqueique" a name that evolved over time to become only Iquique. But these are not the only name that has taken the city. During his tenure this time has changed from: "Port of Tarapacá" in the sixteenth century to Port of Iqueique "in the seventeenth century, Our Lady of the Conception of Iqueique" in the eighteenth century and finally "Iquique" in the era of "white gold".

It is during this period, the early eighteenth century, which marks the mining boom in Huantajaya. At this holding is that of "salt" which transformed the city into a major port and a key resource for the country, reaching into the bay to accommodate over 100 yachts.

Iquique grew rapidly, and large mansions, parties, clubs and the beautiful Teatro Municipal filled the task of the lords of the saltpetre.

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