When you arrive in Calama, you will find a city with very quiet streets and a rich history present in most of its buildings that are reminiscent of its mining past, a reminder of the heydays of Chile’s copper mining. There are several attractions to visit in Calama, such as the Saltpeter Works, El Loa Park, St. John Baptist Church, and the Museum of Archeology and Ethnography.
Unmissable sights in Calama
Ramirez pedestrian walk
With The Miner monument is one of the busiest during the day, so tour around its many shops and quiet streets.
Visit the town of Chuquicamata
From Calama you can go the town of Chuquicamata, and if you pass through the Salt Mountain range, you can get to San Pedro de Atacama.
Archaeological Museum of Calama
The archaeological and ethnographic museum Caspana de Calama, located in the town of Caspana 90km northeast of Calama along the river of the same name. It has varied samples and exhibitions of the pre-Hispanic Andean peoples of the area.
Located in Calama, El Loa National Park has green areas and a lagoon formed by the Loa River. The park has a child play area, terraces, balconies and special places for visitors. In addition, you can also visit the Archaeological and anthropological Museum, with displays and exhibitions featuring typical architecture and crafts.
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