Photographer's Note

Guallatiri - Living under the volcano

At the foot of the active volcano Guallatiri you find the namesake village.
Guallatiri (or Guallatire) is derived from the Aymara word Wallatiri. (Huallu means rocks and tiri means sewing; so ‘sewn together by rocks’)

The volcano is 6.071 meters (19.918 feet) high and one of the most active in northern Chile.
Its last big eruption was in 1960. There was a smaller one in 1985.
Just below the summit you can see steam escaping.

This very small village features a 17th century-church, the Iglesia Inmaculada Concepción with a freestanding bell tower.
The church has been renovated recently. See the pictures in the workshop.

Photo Information
Viewed: 1976
Points: 66
Additional Photos by Paul VDV (PaulVDV) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5077 W: 17 N: 12167] (49024)
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