The Rural Town of Vicuña

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Vicuña is located 60 km east of La Serena and was the home of Nobel Prize winning poet Gabriela Mistral.  Even though the area receives little rainfall, the rivers supply enough water to support a variety of fruit and vegetable crops.  The town is also located on 7 km from the Mamalluca Observatory and is open to tourists throughout the year. 

Web: Vicuña.
Photo: courtesy of Sernatur.

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