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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  • After a few kilometres of gravel is ongamira caves, you must pay $50 pesos per person entrance, there are no guide, hike and climb very difficult not that can be performed by anyone. Good views and everything entrusted to your imagination.
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  • You can not miss this box. Near Córdoba capital and is easily accessible. The views are priceless
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  • Entry $50 and an accessible road. Great place, highly recommended. It is non-Guide
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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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