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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  • I've been several times to the place and it has a do not know which forces you to return whenever you're in the vicinity.
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  • If day is not for the beach is recommended to visit it, this fence is easy and the roads are very good guided tours are in the afternoon but as you can only traverse since it has posters indicators do not delay too long
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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 interesting historic building. Pity that lack a better infrastructure to cater for tourists.
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  • Very picturesque place, perhaps even interesting. The amazing thing is that all the explanations are written only in Spanish. We went with foreigners who do not speak English and did not understand anything. The path is a shame the poor condition and the damaged which is.
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  • Cute re historical place
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  • Nice place to navigate, place where the father of San Martin lived before he was born.
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  • Worth the visit before that its ruins disappear, a historical place and very beautiful.
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