History Continues on Solid Ground
Once on solid ground, maybe our eyes begin to look at what they have not seen before. Big and old historical buildings and institutions from other times surround the historical shell of the old neighborhood and the port.
The pier is not original today. It used to be so back in 1901 when, built by architect Pascal Lefrenz, it became an avant-garde reference.
Amongst the old buildings, the most outstanding include the former Customs building, the historical fish and seafood market, the church cathedral and -higher up- the picturesque Baquedano Street and the main city square, whose name reminds visitors of one of the heroes of Iquique: the famous Arturo Pratt.
Its old clock tower, icon and symbol of the city, contributes to this beautiful square with the touch missing from the historical neighborhood of Iquique in order to seem ancient, thrown into oblivion. Old but wise historical neighborhood of cobbled streets, passions and confronted hearts which saw how part of the history of Chile was written in its waters and its corners.
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The tour to the buoy takes approximately 1 hour (roundtrip). There is no doubt it is a classic of Iquique and several travel agencies ticket offices located on the roofed pier sell the tour with daily outings at several times.