South America, Chile, Norte Grande, Atacama desert, San Pedro de Atacama, Iglesia San Pedro, Colonial adobe walled church dating from the 17th Century, local woman walking past - blurred motion by Gavin Hellier for Stocksy United

South America, Chile, Norte Grande, Atacama desert, San Pedro de Atacama, Iglesia San Pedro, Colonial adobe walled church dating from the 17th Century, local woman walking past - blurred motion

San Pedro de Atacama is a Chilean town and commune in El Loa Province, Antofagasta Region. It is located east of Antofagasta, some 106 km (60 mi) southeast of Calama and the Chuquicamata copper mine, overlooking the Licancabur volcano. It features a significant archeological museum, the R. P. Gustavo Le Paige Archaeological Museum, with a large collection of relics and artifacts from the region. Native ruins nearby now attract increasing numbers of tourists interested in learning about pre-Columbian cultures. Tourists also visit for other popular activities including sandboarding and stargazing, with the views of the stars from the Atacama unrivalled across the continent.
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