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Calera de las huerfanas

Ruta 21,camino Juan de San Martin | a 16 km de Carmelo y 80 de Colonia del Sacramento, Carmelo 70100, Uruguay
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Atmospheric stop

Enjoy a walk around the ruins and observe the large range of bird life. Good stop before Carmelo... read more

Reviewed 9 October 2017
Tracey W
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Chesterton, United Kingdom
Beautiful stop -

These ruins were striking and very interesting as was the little museum on site. What I most... read more

Reviewed 27 June 2017
marketmom
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Atlanta, GA
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Estancia de Belén,ruinas jesuíticas,siglo XVIII ,capilla en estado original mas antigua del Uruguay
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Ruta 21,camino Juan de San Martin | a 16 km de Carmelo y 80 de Colonia del Sacramento, Carmelo 70100, Uruguay
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Reviewed 9 October 2017

Enjoy a walk around the ruins and observe the large range of bird life. Good stop before Carmelo with Museum open in afternoons.

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Reviewed 27 June 2017

These ruins were striking and very interesting as was the little museum on site. What I most remember, though, were the numbers and varieties of birds on and around the ruins. It is certainly worth a visit?

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Reviewed 19 October 2016

This place was in fact used by care people who came from across the river (Argentina).. Construction is very old and has suffer from destruction. There is now a dedicated organization to conserve this historic location. Please respect the security lines and avoid stepping into...More

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Reviewed 8 June 2016

The ruins are very well tended, with a nice multimedia introduction in a new building with a very nice person attending to it. The ruins are very well signalled with plenty of information.

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Reviewed 21 April 2015

I loved how peaceful it felt to walk around the proposed historic site. You can tell that an effort was and is still made to preserve and find out more about the place and its origins. The lime kilns and the chapel are beautiful, even...More

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Reviewed 21 April 2014 via mobile

Standing beside these ruins, looking at the surrounding countyside on a sunny afternoon made one reflect on how life was for those who inhabited these buildings so many years ago. Why did they settle in this spot? What was their relationship with others living in...More

2  Thank David R
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Reviewed 13 September 2013

Jesuit ruins and delightful grounds - this may sound rather trivial but it is a peaceful place where one may catch a glimpse of how things were a couple of hundred years ago. Stroll around, relax under a tree in the garden, listen to the...More

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Reviewed 23 March 2013

It was pouring rain when I took the narrow road that led 4 kms from the main freeway on to the Calera de las Huerfanas..had no idea of how the place looked like, it is an area that has pretty well kept Jesuit church structure...More

2  Thank Latitude33
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