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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  • LEGOLAND a few minutes there. There are guided. They give you a poem by the poet aguero. In the same place there little where they sell various types of rocks and minerals
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  • Beautiful walk in this park that is driven by a path to the special attraction the grandfather carob tree of more than 1300 years
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  • Economic input is charged to access the venue where after walking 100 metres along a road surrounded by scattered trees, you arrive at a big old tree.
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  • Cultural.
  • Cute ride. To drink mate under a tree very old, aesthetically beautiful. Very quiet, they charge entry
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  • 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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  • According to indicate it's a carob tree of 1200 years imposing.
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  • Very beautiful place and commemorate the story of the tree more ancient
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Where to stay in Merlo

In addition to a range of guesthouses providing cozy rooms with mountain views and plenty of modern amenities, Merlo boasts several mid-range hotels with private swimming pools and neat gardens. Visitors interested in cycling or hiking around the area might want to check out nearby Carpinteria for additional options at affordable prices. If you don't plan to stay in Merlo for more than a day, explore the region on day trips from San Luis, a provincial capital with many more choices.
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