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Bovedas De Uspallata

Address: Ruta 39, Uspallata, Argentina
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Ranked #10 of 18 Attractions in Uspallata
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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Type: Historic Sites, Cultural

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New Jersey
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822 reviews 822 reviews
429 attraction reviews
1,108 helpful votes 1,108 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

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 siege.This was also a center of processing of iron ore, horro and silver.

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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105 reviews 105 reviews
22 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2012

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 it, have a look (it's free), if not, don't go through the trouble of getting... More 

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Santiago, Chile
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38 reviews 38 reviews
15 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2011

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.

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