Cobija

Located in the coastal zone of the region. In 1825 it was the main port of Bolivia thanks to the riches of the Potosí silver mine, that were shipped from Cobija.

In 1865 an earthquake destroyed the city, but it was revived with the discovery of ore in Caracoles, which meant it became a city, port and exclusive resort for aristocrats.

Cobija did not survive the growth of Antofagasta and in 1907 it was abandoned and its parish was moved.

From Cobija you can visit:

Michilla
Here there is a copper cathode mining plant, situated 5 km from Cobija. From here you will see the road that climbs the coastal mountain range, forming a clear zigzag pattern, where the group of mines of the Michilla District are found.

Gatico
In Pre-Columbian times it was a waterway used by the chango people, and later on, a Bolivian cove. Then in 1907 the parish based in Cobija was moved here. The Guest House is still preserved, with a viewpoint on the third floor.

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