Antofagasta, Chile Cruise Port

Situated between the ocean and the mountains of the Coastal Range is Chile’s largest city of the northern region. Antofagasta, Chile houses many Victorian and Georgian buildings as well as many more modern buildings and skyscrapers. Today, Antofagasta is still the center of mining for nitrate and copper as well as the important hub for railroad traffic to many places in South America. This region is known to have the highest solar intensity in the world, so if you’re looking to relax on the beach and soak in some sun this is the perfect place! A short distance away you can find a 36-foot-tall sculpture of an iron and cement hand that rises from the arid landscape, created by artist Mario Irarrázabal. La Portada, known as The Gateway, is a sea arch that measures 140 feet high and is surrounded by cliffs that are also naturally shaped. Below, we have listed a few of our favorite things to do while cruising to Antofagasta, Chile:
 
  • Visit the Plaza Colon, a Spanish Plaza that houses a replica of Big Ben in London as well as beautiful fountains and flowers.
     
  • View the Cathedral that is in front of the Principal Square, it was built between 1906 and 1917 in Gothic style.
     
  • Relax along the beach and soak in the sun, where you happen to be in the most solar intense region of the world.
     
  • Venture into the Old Town where many old buildings can be found as well as markets with local finds and souvenirs from your cruise to Antofagasta, Chile.

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