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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  • The field of display brings dozens of these extraordinary testimony of Tafi culture. Visit an experience that demands you have read about this to take advantage of 100%. I advise to spend an hour with peace of mind. Space to rest and take pictures. Better care would help
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  • The Park is a place of storage of stones collected in the territory. No information has been preserved on the origin, orientation or other of these menhirs. Another questionable work of the archaeologist Ambrossetti (the one who directed the restoration of the fortress of the Pucará de Tilcara). We have been guided by the park staff, I recommend asking at the entrance.
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  • She is very good to know some characteristics of native peoples. Although there are not many certainties about these sculptures and they were rather battered in time. The historic rescue underway today to preserve them is very important. It is worth going to see and reflect on that have wanted to express!
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