Cerro Paranal Observatory


Cerro Paranal Observatory is located on the top of Paranal Hill in middle of the Atacama Desert.  This observatory is widely recognized as one of the biggest and most modern in the world.  It also benefits from almost ideal conditions since it is located over 2,600 meters above sea level in one of the driest places on earth.  The hill is located 120 km from the city of Antofagasta.  It is necessary for visitors to call for guided visits.  The phone number is +56 (55) 435335.

Website: ESO.

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