About Pisagua

Pisagua was an important port for shipment and export of nitrate during high nitrate boom industry that lived in northern Chile until 1930. Although today is a semi-abandoned village, came to enjoy around 1900 cranes of modern mechanical springs, an active port movement, customs, registry office, banks, various Chilean and foreign commercial houses, a theater (where they reached Featured sopranos sing), some hotels and foreign consulates, a parish, a school tax, a fire station, a hospital and all city services characteristic of a city of its time, as an urban tram service, telephones and electricity, and submarine cable and telegraph