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Address: Kilometro 47, Ruta a-16, Iquique 1180000, Chile (Formerly Salitrera de Humberstone)
Phone Number: 572760626
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Nice little village

We had a pretty walk around the deserted village. Great for photography. Not great informative. But nevertheless interesting location to visit.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 14, 2015
Ignacio V
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Waregem, Belgium
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Waregem, Belgium
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015 via mobile

We had a pretty walk around the deserted village. Great for photography. Not great informative. But nevertheless interesting location to visit.

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Grenoble, France
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8 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015 via mobile

Nice place but not amazing, if you haven't so much time, don't need to go there. Hopefully, it's really cheap just a long way from iquique (45min/1h)

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Santiago, Chile
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13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

This is a nice place to know the history of what it was once the white gold and the main income of the country. It is well conserved and you can visit the houses of people that used to live there. You can feel sometimes their presence and think in their lifes. Totally recommended for chileans and other visitors

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Thank Minostro
Olten, Switzerland
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247 reviews
102 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

This old minders town is definitely worth a trip. The place is big and you can easily walk around for two hours. The surrounding desert makes for great pictures and there are explanations (in Spanish, some in English) about the function of the different buildings and how Salpeter was extracted. There is little food available and some bath-rooms spread around... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015 via mobile

This was a fantastic trip. An old town of yester year. Easy to walk around. If you are into history or engineering then you'll love it, but it's still great for everyone to checkout

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1 Thank LitlMsSunshine
Santiago, Chile
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

This is a small village that turn to be a museum, but the time has passed and most of it is in very poor condition.

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1 Thank Rui618
Algarrobo, Chile
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16 reviews
14 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Seems there is too much to see, but the scenary repeats too much. Would have been much better if the organization gives some respect to those who died (more than 3000 people) fighting for their rights.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015 via mobile

Really cool village, it's huge and has plenty of signage in Spanish and English. You can get a real understanding of what life would have been like when the community was there.

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Thank aaronofperth
Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015 via mobile

This place is an absolute must-see. Some of it has been turned into a museum, but lots of it has also been left to time and nature and is truly fascinating. I highly recommend this to anyone.

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Iquique, Chile
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

I recommend visiting this site; 45 minutes by car from Iquique. At the entrace they provide brochure in many languages though I definitely recommend contrating a tour guide service in Iquique. Toillets and souvenirs available. This place offers an idea of life in a 19-century nitrate company camp. You can see the houses, offices, church, thater, hotel, school, etc.

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