Bovedas De Uspallata, Uspallata

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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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  • August 14, 2017
    It is an excursion to will in Uspallata, interesting history, but it is no big deal, it worth to spend some time.
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  • August 12, 2017
    No you can not go, it is a corner of history, very good guide, amazing how beats the history in this place
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  • August 5, 2017
    It is two km from the bus station, you can walk along Route 7. We got excited thinking that there he had hosted San Martín during the crossing of the Andes, however in the same entrance poster clarifies that it has nothing to do with the army of the Andes (contradictory, since it advertises it as a waypoint the San). The place is pretty poor, since it is almost completely empty, they were the ancient vaults where melted gold and silver during the Spanish colonization. Inside them there are samples of art by local artists. And there is a guide which tells you in detail what are the vaults and what they served, clarifying it was accommodation of San Martín and the army of the Andes. We were really disappointed us, but the walk was worth it to learn more the landscape of Uspallata.
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