Sunday, February 3, 2013

San Pedro de Atacama 4

Our last day of organized touring (January 27th) was a short one. We started by visiting the archaeological site of Tulor, just a few miles south of San Pedro. This is a partially excavated site dating from 800 BC to 500 AD. The dwellings were circular in shape and connected to one another by small passage ways.

What the houses probably looked like

We then visited the pre-Columbian fortress of Pukara de Quitor located on a high hill overlooking San Pedro. It was a hot climb to the top of the ruins, but worth it for the view it gave us of the river valley and the town

Our last stop was the small, but very well done museum (Museo Gustavo Le Paige) created from the collection and work of the Belgian Father Le Paige.

On Monday, the 28th, we took our final walk around town. We find that cemeteries usually reflect some of the local culture and this was true in San Pedro as well.

Iglesias San Pedro


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