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. Put Calera de las huerfanas and other Carmelo attractions into our Carmelo holiday planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • August 4, 2017
    If you like archaeology, history, geography has to visit. The ruins are preserved. Go in sunny day, it's beautiful! In winter it is very cold. Admission is free, you can leave a tip.
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  • July 27, 2017
    Nice place, well tended, with explanations for you self drive. Worth the visit. Not far from the road to Carmel.
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  • July 23, 2017
    We went in the morning without a guide. It's all very well signposted and there are posters that explain everything. Well preserved! It's worth the time.
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  • August 1, 2017
    Historic site that retains part of the original buildings. It presents a clear and well explained.
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  • July 26, 2017
    A nice visit to the historic ruins. A guide explained to us and gave us a video.
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  • August 6, 2017
    Very nice ride
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  • May 28, 2017
    You breathe history and scenes of the life of that time imagine.
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  • May 13, 2017
    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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