Algarrobo de los Aguero (Algarrobo Abuelo), Merlo

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A tree that has lived for almost a millennium, Algarrobo de los Aguero (Algarrobo Abuelo) inspires admiration for nature. The "Grandfather Tree"--as it's affectionately called--takes pride of place in a park area surrounded by younger vegetation. Competing claims exist as to the old mesquite tree's actual age, ranging from 800 to 1,200 years. View the tree and admire the resilience of nature it represents, with its massive trunk and thick, twisting limbs. A market section of the park sells local food and souvenirs. Arrange to visit Algarrobo de los Aguero (Algarrobo Abuelo) and other attractions in Merlo using our Merlo trip itinerary planner.
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  • Set in the wilderness, one arrives at this millenary tree (1200 years old). The branches are thick and reach the earth and then they rise and the whole circumference is about 40 meters.  more »
  • What I enjoy most about these places in the province of San Luis is the peaceful nature. This is an 800 year old mesquite tree (although some people said it was 1,000 years old). It's not that big of ...  more »
  • This is basically a park created around a very old carob tree ( about 800 years some say others up to 1200). A very nice place to share some Mates in the afternoon, take some pictures and learn more o...  more »
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  • A huge tree, in a very nice place. A cheap and good visit in St. Louis.
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  • Beautiful quiet and very harmonious. Very well maintained. Highly recommended to visit
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  • The place is very cute, is to visit it in 20 minutes
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  • Very scenic spot in a forest of carob trees black where there is a large white carob tree over 1200 years ago
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