A Monument to Colonial Architecture in San Pedro de Atacama
The Iglesia de San Pedro de Atacama is a beautiful, whitewashed adobe church located in the center of town. The parish dates back to the 1600s, although the current building was constructed in 1745 and is now considered a national monument. On any given day, you will find individuals stopping for a moment to pray inside.The inside is currently in need of some repairs, as some floorboards are missing and giving way to the dirt floor underneath. As a result, if you have change to spare, the church is collecting donations for repairs.
By Erin Nave, AFAR Local Expert
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