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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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  • Cute place, interesting, picturesque, well preserved. The path is well signposted, although the route more or less. See and learn interesting ruins. Good access to the ruins.
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  • Getting off the highway, by a dirt road that runs through fields of hay and cattle ranches for about 15 minutes, scaring away hundreds of birds are on the way (birdwatchers, many Cardinals). The ruins there is a main building and many other indications that the structure over there was much larger.
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  • Reach this place is quite simple since there is signage on Route 21 that so designated it. A brief video serves to immerse us in the history of the place. Signage located on the campus va guiding visitors. Do not forget to carefully observe the native forest of the environment of what was, in his day, an impressive church.at about 200 meters. the ruins of lime kilns whose product was exported primarily to Buenos Aires.
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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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