Located at 10 kilometers
from San Pedro de Atacama. This pre-Columbian village is an example of the
sedentary lifestyle of the region. You may visit the area on your own or take
an excursion leaving from San Pedro de Atacama.
This small village is around 3.000 years old. It had a population of
approximately 150 to 200 inhabitants during that period. Their main activity
was ceramic, textile, agriculture, and livestock farming, like San Pedro de Atacama. The
architecture of the time had circular clay buildings, joined together, and with
patios and passageways that communicated with one another.
There’s a lot of wind in San Pedro de Atacama that
makes sand buried this village and today on this location you can find a museum
that has reproduced the original homes with the same elements of the period.
There is a viewpoint that allows you to see the formation of San Pedro de Atacama.