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. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Algarrobo de los Aguero (Algarrobo Abuelo) by using our Merlo day trip planning website .
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  • October 2, 2017
    It can be reached with the urban buses departing from the old Terminal for 10 pesos. Not worth a go with excursion. There is a very old tree and nothing more. And a couple of stalls of artisans. They are not lost anything if they are not.
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  • October 1, 2017
    The size is really impressive and the age of the tree and the verses of the poet puntano Aguero received at the entrance to pay access are very good.
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  • September 25, 2017
    The center of attention is the 1200-year-old tree, coupled with the history of the Aguero family who promptly tell us the guide who took us; the literature is scarce, although there are signs of history.
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  • March 12, 2017
    Cultural.
  • July 26, 2017
    Cute ride. To drink mate under a tree very old, aesthetically beautiful. Very quiet, they charge entry
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  • July 25, 2017
    The tree is very cute and old. But they charge you entrance to see it and there is nothing more q that. Much shopkeeper around...
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  • August 4, 2017
    According to indicate it's a carob tree of 1200 years imposing.
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  • August 2, 2017
    Very beautiful place and commemorate the story of the tree more ancient
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