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Bovedas De Uspallata, Uspallata

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Historic Site
Built by the Society of Jesus, Bovedas De Uspallata is the site of dome-shaped vaults used in colonial times for melting gold and silver. Observe the distinctive architecture, chimneys, and metallurgy equipment used at that time. Visit the free museum inside for a slice of Uspallata's history, and view the exhibited art, tools, maps, and other bits and pieces from the past. Put Bovedas De Uspallata and other Uspallata attractions into our Uspallata vacation route planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • I was told that it closed at 7 pm. I was 18 and was already closed. Anyway what you see from the outside is no big deal
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  • It is two kilometres from the Centre of Uspallata. You can visit up to 6 pm. There are three domes built with mud and stone foundations dating to the 18th century. There was smelting of minerals extracted from gold, iron and silver mines. On the grounds there is a humble Museum.
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  • We visited this place, it seemed rather strange, but we loved the place of Uspallata by green and picturesque.
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