Museo Regionalâ€™s many galleries lead you through the history of the Iquique region. Most of the salas trace the development of the indigenous cultures, beginning with the Chinchorros who lived along this coast around 4000-2000 BC. A special attraction of the museum is the mummies from this epoch. The rise and influence of the Tiwanaku Empire and Inca conquest are also discussed, as are modern Aymara traditions. Other rooms cover the nitrate mine era, with a collection of token money that the different oficinas issued to their workers in lieu of the national money.
Historical museum, Anthropology
Travel Tips: The exhibit explanations are only in Spanish.
Price Description: By donation.
Relative price: Budget
Open Hours from:Monday-Friday 9 a.m., weekends and holidays 10 a.m.
Open Hours to:Monday-Friday 5:30 p.m., weekends and holidays 5 p.m.
Travel Skills: None
You Need to Bring: Bring your dictionary.
Swim, sunbathe or surf at Cavancha and the other beaches in Iquique. Stroll down Paseo Bolognesi, visiting the historic houses and museums. Head out to the arid pampas to visit the old nitrate mining oficinas, Humberstone and Santa Laura, or check out Gigante de Atacama and the other geoglyphs decorating the desert hills. Visit historic Pisagua. Soak in the hot springs at Pica or MamiÃ±a.
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