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Address: Ruta 39, Uspallata, Argentina
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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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 21, 2015
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Carolina, Puerto Rico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2016

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 to Santiago, Chile!!!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

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.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

not the best place to visist at uspallata. Nice historical house. If you're interested by energetic places ask how to go at the tourist information.

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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 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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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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