Antofagasta, the largest city of the Norte Grande region, possesses a markedly European feel in its architecture and ambiance. The Barrio HistÃ²rico is home to many historic Victorian buildings, and the clock tower of the Plaza ColÃ²n is an exact replica of Big Ben. Visitors who want to learn more about Antofagasta and the Norte Grande can visit the Museo Regional -- in addition to its interesting exhibits on the history of the city and the mining industry, the museum holds a colorful collection of rock and mineral samples culled from the surrounding region. With 12 miles of beachfront and a mild, dry climate, Antofagasta has also developed as a year-round beach resort.
Currency: Chilean peso (CLP)
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