El Norte Chico Sights

We’ve compiled the best of the best in El Norte Chico - browse our top choices for the top things to see during your stay.

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La Serena 16

Vicuña 11

Ovalle 6

Copiapo 4

Pisco Elqui 3

Bahia Inglesa 2

Parque Nacional Pan de Azucar 1

Parque Nacional Bosques de Fray Jorge 1

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Casa Escuela

  • Museum/Gallery

On the way to Pisco Elqui is the tiny village of Montegrande, where Gabriela Mistral grew up and considered her hometown. Her family...

Centro Turístico Capel

  • Winery/Brewery/Distillery

Visiting a pisco vineyard is a great way to learn about the history of a product that has come to define the Elqui Valley, not to mention...

Cerro Tololo Observatory

  • Observatory/Planetarium

Perched at 2,200 meters (7,200 feet), Cerro Tololo Observatory runs free tours of its two principal telescopes on Saturdays. During January...

Cerro de la Virgen

  • Viewpoint/Scenic Overlook

Devotees of the Virgen de Lourdes, the town's patron saint, consider this hill a place of pilgrimage. Overlooking the city, it affords...

Destilería Mistral

  • Winery/Brewery/Distillery

In the older section of this pisco plant, maintained strictly for show, you can see the antiquated copper cauldrons and wooden barrels...

Fundo Los Nichos

  • Winery/Brewery/Distillery

About 4 km (3 miles) past Pisco Elqui lies this operational pisco distillery. Guided tours show you around its workings and culminate...

Gemini South Observatory

  • Observatory/Planetarium

With one of the largest telescopes in the world, an 8.1-meter (26.5 feet) Cassegrain, this observatory 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Cerro...

Gran Observatorio Solar de Chile

  • Observatory/Planetarium

This project of the Pangue Observatory claims to be the only solar tourist observatory in South America. Using a specialized Lunt Solar...

Iglesia Catedral

  • Building/Architectural Site

The largest church in La Serena, this imposing cathedral faces the beautiful Plaza de Armas and is open to the public. French architect...

Iglesia Catedral Nuestra Señora del Rosario

  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

English architect William Rogers built this neoclassical church facing the central square in the middle of the 19th century. Check out...

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