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El Norte Chico Sights

Observatorio Cerro Mamalluca

  • Gabriela Mistral 260 Map It
  • Vicuña
  • Observatory/Planetarium

Updated 11/24/2014

Fodor's Review

The most welcoming of the Elqui Valley observatories and the one that attracts the most visitors, Mamalluca is 9 km (5½ miles) north of Vicuña. On the Basic Astronomy tour, visitors are given an introductory talk before stargazing on the terrace and taking turns looking through a 12-inch digital telescope at sights including the moons of Jupiter and the rings of Saturn. Another tour focuses more on the Andean interpretation of the constellations. You can either make your own way to the observatory or contract transport from the tour office in Vicuña at 3,000 pesos per person.

Sight Information


Tour office, Gabriela Mistral 260, Vicuña, 1760000, Chile

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Sight Details:

  • Each tour 4,500 pesos
  • Basic Astronomy tour daily at 8:30 pm, 10:30 pm, 12:30 am, and 2:30 am; Andean Cosmology tour daily at 7:30 pm, 9:30 pm, 11:30 pm, 1:30 am, and 3:30 am

Updated 11/24/2014


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