5 Sights in Arica, Chile (with Map and Images)


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Explore interesting sights in Arica, Chile. Click on a marker on the map to view details about it. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 5 sights are available in Arica, Chile.

1. Cruz de la Pampa- Timalchaca

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The village of timalchaca is located near guaillane Canyon, 123.96 km southeast of Arica and 134 km from Putre at an altitude of 4,200 m. N.m. is a refuge, so it belongs to the pastoral area of tignamar, located at the source of the azapa Valley. Located in the heart of the foothills, the village is part of the vast territory of the tignamar community, which sits at the headwaters of the tignamar River basin on the edge of the plateau. It is the place chosen by the community from the highest peaks to honor mothers, the virgins of remedial measures, and to establish Andean reserves. Soft hills, Marquis Mountain and small volcanic canyons carved by wind and water form a unique landscape. Since ancient times, this land has been the estancia of the community, always associated with grazing and grazing life around camelidae. First of all, when human groups with hunting and gathering lifestyles fed on camels and llamas, camels and alpacas later occupied a central position, not only because of their meat and wool fibers, but also because of their carrying capacity. While there are no reports of human occupation in the area before the temple was built, some elements provide some clues to its past. Around the village, near bofedal, there is evidence of human stone tools in the period before the Spanish Conquest. For centuries, the area has occasionally been visited in search of prey or to herd camel troops. During the colonial period, grazing practice still existed, especially in the 19th century. Before the Pacific War (1879-1884), there was a productive population living in the foothills, corresponding to the ancestors of Arica's present inhabitants.

Wikipedia: Timalchaca (ES)

2. Gabriela Mistral

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Gabriela Mistral

Lucila Godoy Alcayaga, known by her pseudonym Gabriela Mistral, was a Chilean poet-diplomat, educator, and humanist. She was the first Latin American author to receive a Nobel Prize in Literature in 1945, "for her lyric poetry which, inspired by powerful emotions, has made her name a symbol of the idealistic aspirations of the entire Latin American world". Some central themes in her poems are nature, betrayal, love, a mother's love, sorrow and recovery, travel, and Latin American identity as formed from a mixture of Native American and European influences. Her image is also featured on the 5,000 Chilean peso banknote.

Wikipedia: Gabriela Mistral (EN)

3. Presencias Tutelares

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Tutelary Presences is a sculptural ensemble of reinforced concrete and clay located in the pampas of Acha, at the intersection of the Panamericana Norte with Route A-31, 27 kilometers south of the city of Arica, Chile. Work of the artist Juan Díaz Fleming, it was financed by the National Fondart of the National Council of Culture and the Arts in 1996, and inaugurated in 1997.

Wikipedia: Presencias tutelares (ES), Website

4. Faro Concordia

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Faro Concordia Dentren / CC BY-SA 3.0

The Concordia Lighthouse or Concordia Lighthouse is a lighthouse belonging to the network of lighthouses of Chile and is located in the extreme north of Chile in the Region of Arica and Parinacota. Its structure is metallic pyramidal covered by bands grouped in red and white. It entered service in 1972. Inhabited lighthouse.

Wikipedia: Faro Concordia (ES)

5. Catedral San Marcos

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The Cathedral of San Marcos is the main church of Arica, located in the center of that city in northern Chile, on Bolognesi Street 170, in front of Plaza Colón, between San Marcos and 7 de Junio streets.

Wikipedia: Catedral de San Marcos de Arica (ES)


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