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. Using our custom trip planner, Capilla del Monte attractions like Las grutas de Ongamira can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • A journey through history and in contact with the very interesting nature. Difficult to access, but worth it!
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  • It is a place with beautiful scenery, but you should go with a guide, not to lose the richness of the place. Us not what we did, and lost great part of it grace. There is a lady at the gate that it does not lower wave. An efficient amount charged you, let you go... and arreglate. The path is well signposted, you can't lose. The history of the place is interesting... If someone tells you it. The path of a gravel road in bad condition.
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  • It is a place to relive the life of our indigenous ancestors, imposing is the place and usually are the condors in the heights, where they have their nests. There is also a rise by stones that gives a little bit of fear because it is quite steep. It is majestic.
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