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ABOUT vicuña

Birthplace of the award-winning Chilean poet Gabriela Mistral (1889-1957), a fertile, clean land with clear skies, Vicuña is defined as one of the most beautiful and calm cities of all Chile and at we tell you what you should know to go and mobilize in this beautiful town on the Chilean coast.

The city is known for the famous Elqui Valley, a destination that stands out among others for having crystalline skies that allow you to see the stars that are often imperceptible in polluted and bright cities. This valley is known for the production of artisan wine, and for a pisco of local tradition. However, the Elqui Valley is only a fragment of Vicuña, in the city you can find tourist and cultural activities, among the sites of greatest interest are: the Parish Church, the Cabildo Building, the Vicuña Historical Museum, the Gabriela Mistral Museum, and the Mamalluca Observatory.

In Vicuña there is also the town of Molle, a place of paleontological value, since it was the place where the first signs of life of the pre-Hispanic culture known as Molles were found. We can also find the town of Diaguitas, which despite being small is characterized by preserving almost intact the artistic and cultural heritage of pre-Columbian origin, in the same way, it has a very picturesque type of architecture that makes the town a unique destination.

Although it is true that tourism is a recent economic activity, Vicuña historically developed agriculture as the main subsistence resource. Thanks to the large expanses of green and fertile land, the production of table grapes, citrus fruits, avocado and various vegetables, many of them are of export quality and a source of pride for the locals. In terms of climate, Vicuña is known for a friendly climate, which does not exceed 30 ° C during the summer and does not drop below 5 ° C during winter. Without a doubt, Vicuña is a jewel of Chilean geography that invites you to live new cultural experiences, trails full of vegetation and a historical past that has so much to tell.

Vicuña is located 535 km from Santiago and 620 meters above sea level, it is a city that belongs to the Province of Elqui and the Region of Coquimbo. For all those who want to know, visit or simply return to this Chilean wonder, you must take the Panamerican highway number 5 or the CH 41 route, also known as the International Route. Ground transportation is concentrated in the Vicuña Bus Terminal and takes you there with the Expreso Norte bus line.

From nearby towns there are direct trips to Vicuña by carpool, or shared car, which is another travel alternative when you are looking to travel comfortably, safely and for less money. With you can access the carpool routes available to Vicuña.

Once in Vicuña, you can get around in colectivos, a fairly popular urban transport that covers almost all the internal routes of the town. In you can find the available routes, and pay through the app with any card or in cash. is the platform where you find all the transport options to get to and get around Vicuña.



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