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Antofagasta – Chile’s Hidden Treasure

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Located in Northern Chile, Antofagasta is the country's second-largest city and the richest in the region of El Norte Grande. The Pacfic Ocean in the west and the Atacama desert in the east make this port city attractively alluring. It also serves as a great stopover for travelers en route to Copiapó or San Pedro de Atacama. Get yourself a car rental in Antofagasta and take in the city's scenic views, pleasant weather and magnificent attractions, all at your own convenience.

The Most Admirable Sights in Antofagasta :

  • Jardín Botánico Aguas Antofagasta - The botanical garden with exquisite displays of beautiful desert flora is where you can enjoy exploring around and clicking some photographs.
  • Monumento Natural La Portada - The iconic offshore arch is among the city's most spectacular natural sights. There is a museum and a restaurant over the surrounding beaches.
  • Plaza Colón - The magnificent 19th-century plaza sports impressive fountains amid bougainvilleas and palms. It also houses Torre Reloj - a replica of London's Big Ben.
  • Museo Regional De Antofagasta - The museum inside the historic customs house is the city's oldest building that showcases clothing and miscellaneous ornaments from the nitrate era.
  • Barrio Histórico - The historical site between the old port and the plaza is where the majestic Georgian and Victorian buildings stand – a proof of prevailing British flavor.

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