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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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Where to stay in Carmelo

Carmelo offers accommodations on both sides of the Arroyo de las Vacas River. You'll find luxury resort-style hotels, with onsite facilities like casinos, spas, and swimming pools, as well as some simpler, family-run guesthouses flanking residential streets. Many visitors elect to stay in the more remote areas surrounding the town, which offer additional options for a range of budgets.
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  • This place was in fact used by care people who came from across the river (Argentina).. Construction is very old and has suffer from destruction. There is now a dedicated organization to conserve this...  more »
  • The ruins are very well tended, with a nice multimedia introduction in a new building with a very nice person attending to it. The ruins are very well signalled with plenty of information.  more »
  • I loved how peaceful it felt to walk around the proposed historic site. You can tell that an effort was and is still made to preserve and find out more about the place and its origins. The lime kilns ...  more »
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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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  • Ruins worth visiting. Getting there you will watch a short film about how it worked Las Caleras, then left to visit the ruins, will be a bath Uruguay history, below you can enter the "lime Kilns", picturesque visit, recommend.
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  • Very interesting
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  • Wonderful witness of the Jesuit presence on our soil. Between 1741 and 1767 it was administered by the fathers, who were driven out in that year. From there, Juan de San Martin takes charge of the stay. Why the road which begins at Route 21 and leads to la Calera has its name
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