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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  • We were in family with kids aged 11 to 7. The 17 km route 38 and the caves are gravel, low cars suffer, we must go slowly and it may take 45 minutes to arrive. There is a modest complex in destination that serves some snacks. The bathrooms very careless. In the entrance to the ride of them caves charge AR$ 50 by person (not me claimed by the lower of 7 years). The tour is very cute, short, takes 30 minutes approximately. We had a great time with family and I liked the guys. Perhaps a bit missing, but it was right (for once).
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  • Place very beautiful to visit, by its history and all that accompanies to the area. A must-see of the Punilla.
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  • Travel to foot of formations Rocky only and land of the Comechingones, is lives a walk of a requirement half in a place very quiet where is lives an energy very peculiar.
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