Events in Chile

Filter Events by Sub-Category

Please select a Date first.

Search for a company in Chile

Debug

Welcome

Login to your account below, if you do not have an account, select Register.

Or Login with your preferred Social Media Account

Sign in with Facebook Sign in with Twitter Sign in with Google

Register your account below, if you already have an account, select Login.

Plaza Arturo Prat

AttractionsSightseeing ToursCulture & History Tours
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 of the most representative urban expressions of the salt flat period next to the Spanish Casino and the Croatian Club.

It belongs to the set of national monuments of Chile since 1977 under D. 935 of November 25 of the same year; It is in the 'Typical Zone' category.



History
After the expansion of salt flat production during the second half of the 19th century, Iquique experienced an unprecedented economic boom that transformed its urban center significantly; after the destruction of an important part of these as a result of several fires and earthquakes. At the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century, the buildings that “give Iquique the architectural and urban imprint that it still has today” began to rise in the city.



The city experienced some of its greatest architectural-urban transformations during the 1880s and 1920s, at which time some of the heritage buildings surrounding the main square survived. It should be noted that after the fire of October 1880, the square was extended - which is already known as Prat Square - to the south and west, annexing blocks that had been destroyed by the incident.

Directions

Plaza de armas, Region de Tarapaca

View Larger Map

Budget

  • Free

Best For Whom

  • Expats
  • Mature Travellers
  • For Her
  • Leisure Travellers
  • Couples
  • For Him
  • Families With Teenagers
  • Backpackers
  • All Ages
  • Students
  • Families With Children
  • Groups

Best For What

  • Relaxation
  • Green
  • City
  • Cultural Experience
  • A Bit of Romance
  • Lively Atmosphere
  • Nature
  • Wildlife
  • The Local Experience
  • A View To Die For

Gallery

My Lists

Create New Guide

OR

Mini Guides
Arrow

Login to create your guides for Chile.

Add to My Guide

Create New Guide

Cancel

Cancel

You Might Also Like

Create & Share your Guide to Chile with friends and family!

Add your recommended places to visit by browsing the website and pressing the icon.

Create your own guide of favourite 'must see' places

Earn your Local Expert badge by Sharing your guides with others

Get your guide seen by submitting it to the Mini Guides section

Lists

Mini Guides

Part of the My Guide Network

My Guide Chile is part of the global My Guide Network of Online & Mobile travel guides.

We are now in 120+ Destinations and Growing. If you are interested in becoming a local travel partner and would like to find out more then click for more info about our Website Business Opportunity.

Nearby Destinations