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Walichu Caves

El Calafate, Argentina
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Ranked #22 of 22 attractions in El Calafate
Type: Historic Sites, Caverns/ Caves
Owner description: The paintings on the rock walls of this cave are attributed to aborigines during the Paleolithic age, and have been restored where needed using the... more » Owner description: The paintings on the rock walls of this cave are attributed to aborigines during the Paleolithic age, and have been restored where needed using the same ancient techniques. « less
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etown
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

We drove to the caves on a gravel dirt road and after meeting the non English speaking guide who asked for about $10 USD we left. I asked for a written English guide and she had none. She stated in Spanish that there were about 10 paintings which were mostly replicates.

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Buenos Aires, Distrito Federal, Argentina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

The caves are not well preserved... its a private property and the guide was not good... most of the paintings are copies, and the originals are unpainted, pitty...

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013 via mobile

My gf and I decided we would rent mountain bikes and bike around town for the day. The ride to walichu caves was not too long, the worst part was riding up the hill to get out of town, the caves themselves were nothing special, neat recreations. However the sights of the mountains and the lake were some of the... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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110 reviews 110 reviews
30 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2012

The sign does not say "caves" on it!! It makes no mention of the caves, and if you do not know that you are going to Walichu, you will get lost. We did. The sign says Walichu on it, so if you know to look for that, you will find the path to the caves. Not sure if the caves... More

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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78 reviews 78 reviews
44 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2011

The view of the lake is astonishing. Paintings are not original but still allow you to mentally recreate the imagine of what they used to be.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2011

Every local person know that this place is fake. The paintings are not from past times... the owner of the place paint the figures itself. That´s the words of the El Calafate Natives.

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Jersey City
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2010

On the way to the airport (don't miss the sign at the entrance of a dirt road shortly after the police control station), Punta Walichu sits on the shore of the Lago Argentino. A small house contains a few pictures and artifacts and marks the entrance (50 pesos) of the site. There the ranger serves tea/coffee and snacks. Guided visits... More

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