Top Choice Mine in Copiapó

Mina San José

In 2010, 33 miners were trapped more than 700m underground after a devastating collapse within the mountain where they'd been working. Following a Herculean effort – that pulled resources from a number of countries …
Museum in Copiapó

Museu Regional de Atacama

This catch-all museum provides an overview of the region's natural and human history, its mineral wealth, and key events that have shaped history over the centuries. Among the wide-ranging displays, you'll find anci…
Museum in Copiapó

Museo Minero de Tierra Amarilla

To find out more about the region's geology, head 18km southeast of town to this private museum near the village of Tierra Amarilla. Surrounded by working mines, the restored 200-year-old quincho (traditional mudhou…
Church in Copiapó

Catedral de Copiapó

The city's cathedral has a striking three-tiered design rising over the main plaza.