Guide of Iquique, CHILE

Cultural Attractions en Iquique

Pampa del Tamarugal, Cultural Attractions en Iquique

Pampa del Tamarugal

The Pampa del Tamarugal is a plain that is found in the Intermediate Depression in the Tarapacá region and that is characterized by an extensive plain of materials deposited by erosion processes
Customs building of Iquique, Cultural Attractions en Iquique

Customs building of Iquique

Located in the Historic District of Iquique, was built in 1871.
Humberstone Saltpeter Office, Cultural Attractions en Iquique

Humberstone Saltpeter Office

It is 52 km. Iquique. His real name is Oficina Santiago Humberstone, was established in 1862 and declared a National Monument.
Tiviliche Cemetery in Huara, Cultural Attractions en Iquique

Tiviliche Cemetery in Huara

Tiviliche cemetery was founded in 1876 and was located on the north side of the estuary.
Building Protection Society of Ontario employees, Cultural Attractions en Iquique

Building Protection Society of Ontario employees

Created in the era of saltpeter, to protect workers
Astorteca Palace, Cultural Attractions en Iquique

Astorteca Palace

The Palace is built integrally Astoreca Douglas-fir. It is of Georgian style
Santa Laura Saltpeter Office, Cultural Attractions en Iquique

Santa Laura Saltpeter Office

It is a National Monument is located 47 km. the city of Iquique
Municipal Theater of Iquique, Cultural Attractions en Iquique

Municipal Theater of Iquique

The Municipal Theater of Iquique was built in 1889.
Cathedral of Iquique, Cultural Attractions en Iquique

Cathedral of Iquique

The present Cathedral of Iquique is the result of the initiative of the Vicar Apostolic Camilo Ortúzar who, after the fire that destroyed the parish church of Iquique on 10 March 1883.
Geoglyphs of Pintados, Cultural Attractions en Iquique

Geoglyphs of Pintados

The Geoglifos de Pintados were built by pre-Hispanic peoples on the slopes of the hills between 700 and 1500 Ac.


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

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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