Handpicked by a Chile Local Expert, we bring you our guide to 'Things to do and what to visit in Iquique'.

Iquique Naval Museum

Best attractions in Chile The Naval Museum of Iquique was inaugurated by the Chilean Navy on May 20, 1983, in the premises of the historic building of the Former Customs, work dating from the Peruvian era of 1871. The museum was born at the request of the Iquiqueña citizenship to house the historical relics extracted from the wreck of the Emerald Corvette, which is directly related to the hist...

Astoreca Palace

Best attractions in Chile The Astoreca Palace is a property located in the historic center of Iquique, Chile. Its construction was commissioned by Juan Higinio Astoreca, a salt flat entrepreneur, in 1900 and was completed in 1901. Georgian style, built-in Oregon pine, and richly furnished, was declared a national historical monument in 1994. Today it works as a museum and center of extension of...

Plaza Arturo Prat

Best attractions in Chile The Plaza de Armas of the city of Iquique or simply Arturo Prat Square is the main square of the homonymous city in the Tarapacá Region, Chile, which is constituted in an agglutinating heritage zone of several buildings listed as historical monuments: the Clock Tower, the Tarapacá Employee Protective Society Building and the Municipal Theater, which together are one ...

Iquique Clock Tower

Best attractions in Chile The Iquique Clock Tower is a structure located in the Arturo Prat square of that Iquique, Chile. It was built in 1878 - Iquique being Peruvian territory - and its watch was imported from England.   According to Patricio Advis, the Clock Tower next to the buildings surrounding Prat Square - the Municipal Theater, the building of the Protective Society of Emp...

Emerald Corvette Museum

Best attractions in Chile History The history of the name Esmeralda in the Chilean Navy, originates from the Spanish frigate captured in El Callao by the Squadron commanded by Vice Admiral Thomas Alexander Cochrane, the night of November 5 to 6, 1820. At the dawn of the republic, it remained present in the collective memory and for this reason, it was assigned to a ship that constituted a tec...

Salt Flat Museum

Best Attractions in Chile The Salt Flat Museum Corporation (CMS) was created by former inhabitants and their descendants of the nitrate offices, with a constituent assembly date on November 23, 1997. It was officially founded on November 11, 1999, according to Supreme Decree No. 912 of the Ministry of Justice, with a Legal address in the city of Iquique, Tarapaca Region, Chile.   It has ...

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