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On July 2, 2019, one of the most spectacular astronomical events on the planet will happen, so it is expected that hundreds of thousands of people will move to this area of ​​northern Chile, that is worldwide known for the clearness of its skies.
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ILLAPEL commune

The Illapel valley is an itself attraction because it is an area of great tranquility, clear skies almost all year round, ideal for observing the sky and with an always pleasant climate, warm and dry, which has days very hot and clear in summer. For those who only look for beautiful landscapes it is a panorama for any time of the year, since, in rainy season, among its transversal valleys you can see hills with beautiful vegetation. It is stand out the patrimonial interest of the large mansions of the Illapel estate that is still standing, their labourer and tenants houses, the pirquén mining and their piques, the abandoned town of Farellón Sánchez and the stations of the old train to the north.

LAS CHINCHILLAS NATIONAL RESERVE

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