I showed you the exterior of the church at Monte Grande earlier in this series on Elqui Valley. Here’s the interior:
Our arrival to Monte Grande happened to coincide with the noon rush hour:
We headed back to the west, but first we would stop for lunch. The fascinating thing about this eatery was the method of cooking — solar ovens and solar broilers. And, yes, lunch was delicious. So much so that I forgot to photograph it.
After lunch it was off to Vicuña. Vicuña was the largest town we visited in Elqui Valley. It has a population of 25,000. Here are some photos from this stop on our day trip into Chilean wine/pisco country: