"Montegrande is a very picturesque Andean mountain village in the Elqui Valley, Chile.  It is also the birthplace of Gabriela Mistral, 1945 Nobel prize winner for literature."

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Elqui Valley

The heart of Chilean pisco production, the Elqui Valley is carpeted with a broad cover of striated green. Famous for its futuristic observatories, seekers of cosmic energies, frequent UFO sightings, poet Gabriela Mistral and quaint villages, this is a truly enchanting – and enchanted – area, and one of the must-visit places in Norte Chico.


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A stargazer's guide to the Elqui Valley

Jun 11, 2019 • 4 min read

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