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Calera de las huerfanas, Carmelo

(4.1/5 based on 120+ reviews on the web)
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. Put Calera de las huerfanas and other Carmelo attractions into our Carmelo holiday planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • Is to enjoy of a relic of the time colonial in an environment natural very pleasant and safe to go with children
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  • It cannot be that the office of tourism this open only 15 to 18 at end of week-a place with so much history, needs personal all day
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  • The location is very interesting to visit, in addition to being free, there are signs indicating the path to be traversed and explaining what was in each site, some sites exist only the stones, another format, the old church is still standing. Yields beautiful pictures, I recommend a visit.
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  • Vale la pena la visita
  • Too bad that the people who attend do not care it
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  • A nice place to meet part of the story not told in our country.
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  • An incredible, cargadisimo place of history, represented in the ruins that we see today. A required point to stop at the Department of Colonia
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  • Beautiful historic place and little known. The caretaker of the place very committed to the project. It consists of a set of basically Jesuit ruins of two different periods, enclosing a great historical heritage. Worth the small diversion of the route for the site! Highly recommended!
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