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Self-guided...but a GREAT photo op!

This is truly in the middle of the desert. It's about 50 minutes outside of Antofagasta (I rode... read more

Reviewed 26 June 2018
The Desert Hand — A tribute to victims of torture and injustice

In the middle of the Atacama Desert, in a parched and forsaken region, a giant hand comes out of... read more

Reviewed 25 January 2016
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Panamerican Highway | Atacama Desert, Antofagasta 1240007, Chile
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went here for sunset! Booked an Uber to take us. It was quite pricey but well worth the ride! The hand is huge and looks amazing with the sunset sky. We did some cool photos! Would definitely recommend :))

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was a tough place to go to, but it was definitely worth it! To go there, I advise you to directly ask a taxi (you will find a lot of them at the bus station), as tours need to be booked for several people,...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 10 September 2018

In the middle of the desser, a hand emerges. The best is to seeit at the sunset. The artist is the sculptor Mario Irarrazabal.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Veronica V
Reviewed 5 September 2018

>This is a marvelous piece of Art located in the dry desert of Antofagasta >The size of the hand is very impressive and has been well sculptured by the artist Mario Irarrázabal >Unlike many other statues, this one gives a very strange impression such as...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Vi E
Reviewed 26 June 2018

This is truly in the middle of the desert. It's about 50 minutes outside of Antofagasta (I rode with a friend in her car). We went south on Chile route 5. The hand is on the right, there's barely a sign for it. There is...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

Hi everyone so we ve been to antofagasto as it was on our way to san pedro to see this hand and once again u can be surprised by prices they gonna ask u! I ve been asked for 100 000 pesos ! I finally...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed 25 January 2016

In the middle of the Atacama Desert, in a parched and forsaken region, a giant hand comes out of the ground. It is a sculpture by Chilean artist Mario Irarrázabal representing the victims of injustice and torture during the military regime in Chile. The Atacama...More

Date of experience: September 2015
5  Thank Isolar2014
Reviewed 19 January 2016

I personally love the desert and so it was worth the drive to the middle of nowhere to see this amazing sculpture. I got some fabulous photos and sat to meditate on the grandness and beauty of nature.

Date of experience: January 2016
1  Thank Antoinette A
Reviewed 12 December 2015

This is a statue approx. 13 metres tall set back off the Pan American Highway (Ruta 5) approx. 80 kms South of Antofagasta. Nothing else in the area at all, and unless you spotted it as you were passing it is possible to drive right...More

Date of experience: November 2015
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