San Pedro de Atacama

San Pedro de Atacama,  CHILE

History of San Pedro de Atacama, CHILE

Was once one of the most important centers of the Atacama culture. The surrounding fertile lands were divided into sectors and were worked by the same families.

In 1450 it was conquered by the Incas. Then in 1536, would be integrated into Hispanic history with the passage of Diego de Almagro for the people.
Mineral resources also favored economically the economy of San Pedro de Atacama, as this helped in marketing the mineral.

In 1870, the administrative center that was formed here, was moved to Calama.