Where to go in Pica?
Church of San Andrés
Located in Pica, is the third construction on the same site, the two earlier churches having been built in 1600 and 1768 respectively. The materials used in its construction include iron and wood. It stands on the Plaza de Armas and its high front in classical style, framed between pilasters, features three doors with circular crownings and two bell-towers. It was constructed between 1880 and 1886, and has been declared a National Monument.
This natural swimming pool among the rocks is formed by water flowing out of two caves. It lies in the village of Pica, making it a bathing resort, and providing a remarkable experience in a village in the middle of the desert.
Gólgota del Reencuentro
This is a sanctuary close to Matilla, a few kilometers from Pica, where various scenes from the life of Christ are depicted. Those which have been completed to date are the Crucifixion and the Holy Sepulcher. The construction of a Baptism and a Last Supper are planned for the future.
Pica Hot Springs
The springs are 114 km south-east of Iquique and 62 km south-east of Pozo Almonte, at an altitude of 1,400 meters above sea level.
The thermal waters rise at a temperature of approximately 32.8°C, and the following types of bath are on offer: thermal pool, individual tub, mud and steam. These springs are ideal for those suffering complaints of the bones and respiratory system. They are open all year round.