Las grutas de Ongamira, Capilla del Monte
(4/5 based on 360+ reviews on the web)
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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  • It is a beautiful landscape to contemplate from the top, with a tragic history of native peoples who inhabited it. The entrance is $50. Down in the House they sold us some delicious cupcakes and we could load water to mate.
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  • need a guide who comment and explain more about its origin and those who occupied it, to appreciate the place and drawings
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  • A fantastic place for all the family. The full ascent not is best done with children, but you can do a part of the journey without problems with children and return to the entrance without problems, where you can enjoy some delicious cupcakes Quince or sweet potato.
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