Discover the sights of this major hub in northern Chile along with the best-known attractions outside the town.
Take a short walking tour around Plaza Colon, the city’s main square surrounded by monuments that have been donated by foreign communities residing in Antofagasta. Pass the Clock Tower, the Bandstand, the Old Customs House and the former Railway Station. The old nitrate dock, the fishing port, and the pedestrian zone complete the downtown picture.
Leave the city and drive south to the striking remains of a Bolivian silver refinery built in 1868 and closed in 1903.(Entering the ruins is not permitted.)
La Portada, a natural erosion-carved arch-like rock formation, symbol of the entire Region II.