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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  • The place is very good in terms of path and nature activity, but apart tells us part of our history inhabited by ancient indigenous peoples
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  • The place is beautiful to visit, but who must guide do not explain that there are risk to upload, with precarious security. They charge you the entrance and quarrel of the visitor. If you're in your own vehicle note that is gravel and is not always well maintained.
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  • An experience with nature, and walk, noting the nature of the. Rocks, and way of life of the ancestors... is ideal for who appreciates nature.
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