Calera de las huerfanas, Carmelo

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Upgrade your undesrtanding of Jesuit history at Calera de las huerfanas, a complex of ruins from the mid 18th century that includes a chapel and an estancia. Around 250 people worked and lived on the site, which in in its heyday spanned a total area of 140,000 ha (345,947 acres). Materials from the war between the Spanish crown and the Portuguese of Colonia del Sacramento have also been located at the site. Bring your camera along, as the atmospheric peace of the chapel and lime kilns offers great opportunities for photography. To visit Calera de las huerfanas on your trip to Carmelo, use our Carmelo trip planning website .
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  • It is more defined and organized. There is a museum with a prior video lounge. Then you can go quiet both the temple and the rest of the ruins. They have improved the roads, and are also available at 200 m for lime kilns.
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  • Very nice place, and an interesting story. Badly exploited, like everything in Uruguay, is not promoted effectively and does not have a guided tour
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  • Historic place with a mystical environment that is worth visiting. We found some points perfectly identified. This pretty well maintained. Perhaps a guided tour to learn more would be a good improvement.
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  • Historic site that retains part of the original buildings. It presents a clear and well explained.
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  • A nice visit to the historic ruins. A guide explained to us and gave us a video.
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  • Very nice ride
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  • You breathe history and scenes of the life of that time imagine.
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  • A nice place to learn a little more about our history... If you andás by Colonia, carmelo or somewhere close can not miss them.
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