Las grutas de Ongamira, Capilla del Monte

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Nobel Prize-winning poet Pablo Neruda called Las grutas de Ongamira the saddest place in the world because its somber colonial history. A series of large caves and natural overhangs, this site is home to many nesting birds and walking routes, which reveal plentiful geological features and unimpeded vistas. Archaeological discoveries in the caves have been dated back 5,000 years, with scrapers, necklaces, and mortars among the artifacts on display in the onsite museum. In 1574, Spanish conquerors slaughtered thousands of native people here in one of the greatest tragedies of the colonial era. Put Las grutas de Ongamira at the forefront of your travel plans using our Capilla del Monte route builder app .
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  • Simply go to meet him. History, tranquility and natural beauty make this place a Pearl in the province!
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  • The ride makes not only have fascinating views, but even vibrate the energy... It is an ideal place to meditate, for introspection, to load energies. Walking takes as much as an hour, does not have Guide, ideally, read a little history before you go, and one time there to feel it. The entrance costs $80 per person. It is to recommend!
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  • With we treat for this visit to a tourism company, can be reached by car or remise quietly, but instead there is NO Guide, then it loses much of the history of the place. If you can go with guide better. It is not only difficult, there is an ascent and descent complicated, but the view is beautiful. The road passes by one of the entrances to the city of ERKS energy that you feel is unique. The history of the aborigines who lived and inhabited these lands is inexplicable. Super recommended... If this cloudy wear jackets because it is cool! In place to the bequeath an entry of $80 is paid and a simile is cantina at the entrance where unable to load water to mate, pastries and many things to eat. THERE ARE BATHROOMS! Besoss and good luck!
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The primary area to look for accommodations in Capilla del Monte lies in the north of town. Hotels boasting mountain views and additional amenities, such as pools, spas, and bars, sit on the grander streets. Simple, welcoming posadas (guesthouses) provide good options for more budget-conscious travelers. For a real outdoorsy experience befitting the attractive landscape that surrounds, consider staying at one of the campsites on the outskirts of town; you can choose between traditional pitched tents and rustic converted-barn accommodations.
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