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We visited the presencias tutelares on a cruise ship excursion from Arica. I was first of all... read more

Reviewed 18 May 2017
Pickering, ON
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Our privately-hired tour guide drove out into the desert to make the giant sculptures one of his... read more

Reviewed 3 January 2017
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12 Apr 2018
“A taste of the desert”
17 May 2017
“ Moonscape”
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Reviewed 12 April 2018

A tour of Arica, then the local petroglyphs and the Museo Momias Chinchorro culminated in a trip to the edge of the desert to the captivating statues of Presencias Tutelares. Unlike the Sphinx in Egypt you actually feel detached from the modern world. As a...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Peter B
Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

We visited the presencias tutelares on a cruise ship excursion from Arica. I was first of all awed by the scope of these sculptures, and second of all awed by their setting in the atacama desert, as close a place will ever be to looking...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank JHinnecke
Reviewed 29 January 2017

When you hear the story and see the sculptures you will love the story. Set in the driest desert in the world these monuments to mankind are worth the visit.

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank fjmccarl
Reviewed 13 January 2017

These are a fantastic set of sculptures representing the Aymara beliefs and symbols made by the Chilean Artist and are situated and hour or so drive out of Arica by Highway 5 on the road to Cuya. Apparently the best time to view this is...More

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank Sicane
Reviewed 3 January 2017

Our privately-hired tour guide drove out into the desert to make the giant sculptures one of his five stops. A stark landscape (the driest desert on earth) is a place to contemplate its vastness while taking in the uniqueness of each sculpture. While only several...More

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank jeffreyb406
Reviewed 24 November 2016

Well worth the drive into the Atacama Desert about a half hour outside of Arica, Chile. These starkly beautiful sculptures were created by artist Juan Diaz Fleming in 1996 to honour the ancestors of the region. Include the Azapa Valley geoglyphs and San Miguel de...More

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank RickandDoni
Reviewed 27 May 2016

Its a serie of sculptures created by the artist Juan Diaz Fleming they are close to Arica around 5 Km, drive to them and enjoy these giant "Tutelares" (keepers) and the dessert surrounding them and you at the same time.

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank acendra
Reviewed 30 March 2016

are sculptures that are located in the carretra outside the city , with a desert environment these sculptures stand and allow great views of the starry sky

Date of experience: February 2016
Thank ferenachefchaouen
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29 January 2018|
Response from Peter B | Reviewed this property |
Cruise ship organised tour and via local taxis.