The story behind the Giant Hand
In the 1980s the local booster organisation called Corporación Pro Antofagasta sponsored Mano del Desierto to break the monotony of the Atacama Desert. Inaugurated on 28th March 1992, the giant hand was unveiled and has since remained an attractive point for travellers and tourists.
The unique location and design of the hand not only attracts curious tourists but has also made it spot for creative graffiti. Therefore, every year the local community organise hand scrubs two times.