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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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  • The stay of the cows was founded by the Jesuits in 1741. It was one of the first farms in the area next to the stay of Narbonne, and was "the most advanced civilizing in our countryside". It was cultivated land and livestock is cared and lime is produced in two huge lime kilns which is part of its structure. The walls of the chapel are still standing. There is a cemetery beside her. There is a Museum and information in the site material.
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  • This is a sight well worth a visit. The whole place is quiet and beautiful and nicely prepared to walk through the area.
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  • To fully enjoy of a place like this, it is essential to know its history. It is a pity that in this case, that depend on exclusively the visitor since the place not provides any information. Another site over which we have, and we are not knowing to take advantage. It is worth to know him.
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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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