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As we were driving into the Andes we stopped here. It gave us a chance to get out and enjoy the mountain scenery and gave us a chance to experience what this place had to offer.... it was the best!! Highly recommended on your way...More
this site is at a left turn from La Ruta De Los Caracoles 2k north of Uspallata. Strange chimneys in a row were used to smelt copper and other metals. A somewhat disjointed museum includes local archaeology but very little on how the industry worked.
It is a small free museum and a place of interest on Route 39 you can visit on your way while exploring Andes around Uspallata. The vaults were built in the eighteenth century by the Jesuits to be used as shelter and protection from the...More
This old gold melting place is ok to visit, if you pass it anyway. I wouldn't make it the goal of your visit though. The museum inside is very small and only in Spanish. The building itself is the most interesting feature. If you pass...More
An old Jesuit mineral furnace. Guided tours for free, although they asked for a tip. Much of the place has been rebuilt or is closed to the public because of earthquakes. Still kind of interesting for a quick visit.