The Four Seasons
The monument is formed by four main structures called the Arch of Capricorn, the Road of the Sun, the Gates of the Sun and the Circle of the World by the artists who made them. The Arch of Capricorn is almost 11 meters high and its border is used to mark the seasons. The Road of the Sun is a small path running from North to South across the tropic and it marks real midday taking as a reference the shade made by the Arch of Capricorn.
Two majestic walls border the Road of the Sun and they have been called the Gates of the Sun. They are both used as a reference to mark the equinoxes. The fourth part giving life to the monument is called the Circle of the World and it frames the entire work.
The site has become one of the biggest tourist attractions in Antofagasta and it is the main gathering center for lovers of astronomy on summer nights.
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It is recommended to go across this place by car, both when traveling from Calama to Antofagasta or from the latter heading for Tocopilla.