History of Copiapó
At the time of the discovery of Chile by Diego de Almagro in 1536 this area was occupied by the Diaguita people.
This was the first place where the Spaniards took possession of land.
On December 8, 1744, Francisco Cortés Cartavio y Roldán founded San Francisco de la Selva, now Copiapó. On February 3, 1745 the city’s town...