Destination guide: Calama, Chile
Calama Chile is located in Chile's arid northern region, and is one of the driest cities in the world. Fly to Calama with LAN Airlines and you can easily explore Chuquicamata, San Pedro de Atacama, and the Valley of the Moon.
Some of Calama’s top attractions are the Licancabur volcano, Los Flamencos National Reserve, the El Tatio Geysers, along with many more natural points of interest. The city itself hosts many museums and educational centers.
Calama (elevation 2250m)– most people will only stop here for the night on their way to San Pedro de Atacama –Everywhere are reminders of the precious metal: copper statues, copper wall-etchings and reliefs, and even a copper-plated spire on the cathedral In 2004 the city also inherited a wave of copper refugees when the entire population of polluted mining town Chuquicamata relocated here.
The city’s history is tied to that of Chuquicamata. It’s a measure of Calama’s relative youth that it did not acquire its cathedral until 1906 – until then, it was ecclesiastically subordinate to tiny Chiu Chiu.
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