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Antofagasta is not a spectacular destination for tourist sights but the replica of BritainÔÇÖs Big Ben is interesting. The Torre Reloj was built in 1910 in the mold of the European piece of architecture. The Museo Regional and the Cat├│lica del Norte have some noteworthy items on display. There are good views of the city from Ruinas de Huanchaca and it is possible to view some older trains at the train station - though it is no longer open to the public they can be viewed through the railings.

12 May 2009

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Museo Regional

The Museo Regional is housed in the former Aduana - the customs building which was originally built in Mejillones but disassembled and moved piece by...

Antofagasta, Chile

Ruinas de Huanchaca

The hillside at the southern end of Av. Argentina was once the foundation of a 19th-century British-Bolivian silver refinery. Take colectivo 3 from...

Antofagasta, Chile

Torre Reloj

No, you have not just been teleported to London if you spot Big Ben in Chile - you are looking at Torre Reloj in Antofagasta. British residents...

Historical Building
Antofagasta, Chile

Train Station

This dark green train station, which was once a stop on the Antofagasta-La Paz railway, has been restored, though it is not open to the public. Its...

Historical Building
Antofagasta, Chile

Cat├│lica del Norte

There are a variety of artifacts and items relating to the Norte Grande on display here from the Catholic University....

Historical Building
Antofagasta, Chile

Monumento Natural La Portada

The temperamental Pacific Ocean has pounded and eroded this gigantic rock formation situated on top of a volcanic base into a natural arch. It is the...

Antofagasta, Chile

Juan L├│pez

Slightly north of La Portada there is a paved road that heads west to the charming beach village Juan L├│pez. The beach has soft, gray sand and the...

Antofagasta, Chile

Ma├▒o de Desierto

A huge, 11 meter-high granite hand emerges from the sand with its fingers stretched toward the sky at the junction of Ruta 28 and Panamericana 75km...

Antofagasta, Chile

Observatorio Cerro Paranal

Observatorio Cerro Paranal has four 8.2-meter telescopes and is one of the highest-powered telescopes in the world. It is located approximately 120km...

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