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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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  • Well guided, is also very interesting documentary. Highly recommended to have a good time in the afternoon
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  • On the way from Cologne to Carmel, a beautiful historic site, with emphasis to the ruins of the Church. Very pretty!
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  • Here you can see an old Jesuit Estancia. It is only a part of the main building, otherwise the old foundation walls are still visible. Always worth 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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