Atacama virtual: English
www.geovirtual2.cl

Atacama Region, Chile: Cities and villages

Copiapó: The Plaza and center

Museo Virtual, Atacama
W. Griem, 2005 - 2017

Plaza of Copiapo, Atacama Region - Chile

PLAZA DE ARMAS:
Monument of marble that symbolizes the mining of Atacama, installed in the square of Plaza de armas de Copiapo. (Foto Kodak74; W. Griem) - Large Photo

Información Foto: Cámara Kodak DX6490: [100_0077jpg]
Longitud focal: 6,3mm (=38/35mm) | Tiempo: 1:125
F: f/2.8| Tamaño original: 2304 x 1728 | Fecha: 2004/07/2/14:47 hrs.

Copiapó: The Plaza square

español - deutsch - english

Copiapó, capital of the Atacama region, currently has around 160,000 inhabitants. It is the commercial, educational and cultural center of the 3° Region. In the center you can find several commercial houses, shops, restaurants, hotels, banks and museums.
Copiapó existed as a pre-Spanish village (Copayapu) and had its first economic impulse with the discovery of silver deposits such as Chañarcillo and Tres Puntas.

see also: Timeline Copiapo
Estadísticas de Atacama


The Plaza Prat, former Plaza de Armas, was founded in 1774, the center has a beautiful fountain and a marble statue, which symbolizes the mining of the Atacama Region. It has wide interior avenues and is adorned with statues representing the four seasons of the year. Nowdays, the four statues are currently interpreted as the 5 continents where one was lost in the past.
The large pepper-trees in the square were planted in 1880.

linea 300

Places of interest
Information about Atacama

Atacama desert and Atacama Region, Chile

Copiapó
Content Copiapó
Plaza
Hitos turísticos
Museo Mineralógico
Museo Regional
La escuela de minas
Estación ferrocarril
Fiesta Candelaria 1989
Calles de Copiapó
Cronología de Copiapó
Textos históricos
Historic Pictures
Hoy y Ayer
Hoteles
Donde Comer
Mapas
Cifras y estadísticas

Next page in geovirtual, Atacama

Tourist information
Atacama
Travel instructions
Behavior in the desert
Specific terms
The Andes mountains
Atacama desert

Near
Ruta Valle Río Copiapó
Ruta a Puerto Viejo
Panamericana en Copiapó
Camino a Inca de Oro
Camino Internacional
Tierra Amarilla
Caldera

Coast and desert
Caldera
Maricunga salt flat
The Andes mountains
Atacama desert

Others
Ferrocarriles Atacama
Minería Atacama
Historia de Atacama
Flora Atacama
Fauna Atacama
Geología Atacama
Clima Atacama
Desierto de Atacama
Playas en Atacama
Cordillera de los Andes
Rutas de Atacama
Carretera Panamericana
Aeródromos en Atacama

Related pages
Roads of Atacama
Distances between ....
Road maps
Mining history of Atacama

Wolfgang Griem in:
Mail a Wolfgang GriemVer el perfil de Wolfgang Griem en LinkedIn

geovirtual en english - Atacama and geology
Plaza de Armas of Copiapo, Atacama Region - Chile

Photo: Plaza of Copiapó at 2009 (W. Griem, 2009; Canon XSi-3656) - Large Photo

Información Foto: Cámara Canon XSi [IMG_3656.jpg]
Lente: 17-70mm | Longitud focal: 17mm (27,9/35mm) | Tiempo: 1:40 | ISO400
F: f/8 | Tamaño original: 4272 x 2848 | Fecha: 2009/07/30/08:40hrs.

Places of interest:
Plaza: Near the plaza is the mineralogical museum, which houses one of the most important mineral collections in South America. It also shows the importance of mining in this region for 200 years. (see here)

The Casa de Cultura (House of culture), located next to the square, holds concerts, exhibitions and has a café to relax and listen to some music. .

Regional Museum: It is located in Atacama Street and shows in a very didactic way the interesting history of this Region: It is necessary to visit it! It's very interesting! (here)

Alameda Cultural Center: In the vicinity of the Alameda between Freire and O ´Higgins is the center of Pubs and the cultural district of Copiapó. In the new cultural centre (Centro cultural) there are offering concerts, excellent halls and auditoriums for classical music.

Railway Station: In Juan Martínez Street, Copiapó's old station operated for a long time. Some large locomotives are presented in front of the building.. (see here)

Plaza de Copiapo, Chile
Any new publication not authorized by the authors is expressly prohibited. This applies in particular to electronic publications: Usage guidelines.
previous page in geovirtual, Atacama Content Atacama Region - Sights in Atacama - Content Copiapo
List of names and places of Atacama
Next page in geovirtual, Atacama
red line at www.geovirtual2.cl

www.geovirtual2.cl
Geology (Spanish)
Apuntes
Apuntes Geología General
Apuntes Geología Estructural
Apuntes Depósitos Minerales
Apuntes Exploraciones Mineras
Periodos y épocas
Módulo de referencias - geología
Índice principal - geología
Virtual museum
Virtual Museum: First page
Recorrido geológico
Colección virtual de minerales
Sistemática de los animales
Historia de las geociencias
Minería en ilustraciones históricas
Fósiles en dibujos históricos
Autores de trabajos históricos
Índice principal - geología
---
Images of Chile and Atacama
Atacama Region, Chile
Journey to Atacama / Atacama sightseeing places
History of Atacama
Mining history of Atacama
Geología de Atacama, Chile
The railroad history of Atacama
Flora Atacama
Animals of the Atacama Desert
Virtual viewpoint Atacama / Atacama en b/n
Road - maps / Imágenes 3-dimensionales
Clima de la Región Atacama
Links Atacama, Books & Collection of Books
List of names and places of Atacama
sitemap - list of all files - schematic content - Information site geovirtual.cl

www.geovirtual2.cl / Museo Virtual / Región de Atacama
Virtual Museum of Atacama desert and Atacama Region, Chile
© Dr. Wolfgang Griem, Chile - all rights reserved  (Mail a Wolfgang Griem Uso de las páginas de geovirtual.cl y geovirtual2.cl)
Published: 25.12. 2005; updated: 19.9.2017
Mail a Wolfgang Griem Mail and contact
Ver el perfil de Wolfgang Griem en LinkedInSee perfil Wolfgang Griem
All rights reserved
Any new publication not authorized by the authors is expressly prohibited. This applies in particular to electronic publications: Usage guidelines.
© Wolfgang Griem (2005, 2009) - Todos los derechos reservados - alle Rechte vorbehalten - all rights reserved