Menhires Provincial Park, Tafi del Valle

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Walk among a collection of stones carved by Tafi people at Menhires Provincial Park. Known as menhirs, the monalithic stones were carved between 820 BCE and 780 CE, and held special significance in the Tafi culture. According to some theories, the stones represented magical characters in Tafi folklore, and possibly symbolized fertility due to their phallic shape. Unfortunately, the stones have been moved from their original positions, stripping them of a lot of their meaning. By using our Tafi del Valle sightseeing planner, you can arrange your visit to Menhires Provincial Park and other attractions in Tafi del Valle.
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  • October 2, 2017
    A place steeped in history, can't miss it, very good attention and explained perfectly what is known about those stones, ideal for everyone
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  • September 28, 2017
    We plan our trip to the NOA with much anticipation, I not only informed by reviews on Google, Tripadvisor, but that I also went to the houses of the provinces which went to visit in CABA. In the House of the province of Tucuman gave me pamphlets, maps and answered all my questions. Action days and times for a visit to the historic house in San Miguel de Tucumán, also asked for days and times to visit the ruins Quilmes, Pachamama Museum (in Amaicha del Valle) and and the Park of the menhirs (in El Mollar), also called the different s museums for days and times of visits to ratify. Unfortunately I got misinformation in the case of Park Los Menhires, since none of my consultations informed me that it is closed Mondays. I morphed my trip to the collected information, booked hotels and I made a schedule of visits and tours taking into account the different festivities (in Salta celebration of the Virgin of the miracle), Jujuy (student holiday) and also the routes (gravel or) winding) by which was going to walk. However on Monday, September 18, arriving at El Mollar, on the gateway of the Parque Los Menhires, a Mr advises me that unfortunately cannot log because the days Monday is wrong, but told me that couldn't take pictures down the side street (rather than not) It is very useful, since the figures and their posters are back on the street and not much understood what is photographed) I clarify that I also had to get on the wall because there are many bushes that obstruct the line of sight. A disappointment and a lack of respect.
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  • September 12, 2017
    The Mollar is located very close to Tafí del Valle. One of the few attractions, along with the reserve La Angostura, is the archaeological reserve of the menhirs. There are many menhirs distributed in a large field and with enough information.
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