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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  • As soon as one goes visit Los Terrones has Allo svincolo Ongamira, but the road is not nothing nice, pure gravel and saws, well worth those tortuous seventeen Km to discover formations resembling hills of science fiction away from emulating alien spacecraft, it is a cute and short walk to close a day on the mountain.
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  • You can not doubt that you are in contact with your cave-dwelling ancestors. Mix of mystery, helplessness and admiration to the infinity of nature. Difficult to distinguish if you are in this place or that place it was before you
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  • Beautiful place with a lot of history, know as the native comechingones resisted the onslaught invasive. not to be missed
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