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This valley is situated near La Serena, about 500 km from the capital of Chile, Santiago. It is formed by the course of the river which bears the same name, and runs up towards the Andes mountains. Two of the most important towns, which should not be missed are Vicuña, with the Gabriela Mistral Museum, and Monte Grande, where there is a memorial to the poet.
Papaya is one of the most important products of the valley and this fruit is offered in a variety of products. The valley is also a great attraction for tourists as a center of spiritual development.
Situated in the valley are the Cerro Mamalluca Municipal Observatory and the Cerro Tololo Interamerican Observatory.
Located 528 km from Santiago, and some 60 km east of La Serena, Vicuña was founded in 1821 by Joaquin Vicuña who gave it the name San ...
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The Elqui Valley lies approximately 500 km from Santiago. The principal point of access is La Serena. There are different ...
Birthplace of Chilean poetess Gabriela Mistral, site of astronomical observatories, and producer of the best Pisco – a ...
Vicuña Lying 528 km from Santiago, this town stands on the upper reaches of the Elqui or Coquimbo river, at about ...