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Address: Off the PanAmerican Highway 5, Antofagasta 1240007, Chile

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Very hot, crazy interesting

Big piece of the history of the country. Currently one of a ghost towns or abandoned "oficinas salitreras" in Spanish. Worth to be there to see it on your own and to hear the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 7, 2016
IrinaG84
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Stuttgart, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

Big piece of the history of the country. Currently one of a ghost towns or abandoned "oficinas salitreras" in Spanish. Worth to be there to see it on your own and to hear the music which is played loud at the place. Crazy feeling.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2016

This is definately a place to visit if you enjoy history. There is very little restoration going on but hopefully this place will be preserved. There was a sadness about being there due to the emptyness and history of the location. my family enjoyed it very much. I hightly recomend it

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

This place manufactured the nitrates used in wars in Europe, the Americas, and the Middle East. More recently, it was the prison camp (barely mentioned at the camp) used by Chilean dictator, General Pinochet, to torture political prisoners in his war against thousands of Chileans who supported the administration he ousted, or who he regarded as a threat to the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

One of the many pretty village areas in southern Chile. Did not find anything spectacular, but did enjoy the central plaza and the shopping streets connected to it. Seemed like just a regular town with friendly people - not a tourist trap.

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