travel42 Port Guide: Iquique

Iquique travel42 Port of Call Guide

Once part of Peru, the former Atacama Desert nitrate port of Iquique, Chile, 1,150 mi/1,850 km north of Santiago, now relies primarily on fishing, tourism and a duty-free shopping complex.

In town, see the renovated Plaza Prat and its clock tower, nearby Paseo Baquedano and its historic Victorian buildings, the beautiful, still-functioning Teatro Iquique, and a museum that commemorates the naval heroes of the War of the Pacific.

Paragliders from around the world flock to Iquique for the fl...

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