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Cueva de las Manos

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Cave of the Hands contains prehistoric paintings.

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paintings of 10000 BC in a fantasic Patagonian canyon

Cuevas de Las Manos is a very interesting place to visit driving on Ruta 40. The site is fantastic with paintings (mostly left hands, but also guanacos, lesser rheas, cougars and... read more

Reviewed March 14, 2017
La Spezia, Italy

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La Spezia, Italy
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Reviewed March 14, 2017

Cuevas de Las Manos is a very interesting place to visit driving on Ruta 40. The site is fantastic with paintings (mostly left hands, but also guanacos, lesser rheas, cougars and hunters) dating back to 9000 years B.C. (and probably even 13.000 B.C., questioning the dating of the first transit of Bering till now accepted as 17000 BC). The visit... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed March 9, 2017

Perito Moreno, sleepy and underwhelming, is the unexpected gateway to many wonderful sites, animals and stunning scenery in the NorthWest of Santa Cruz. Touted as a stop-over on the way between El Calafate/El Chalten and Bariloche, I'm glad I decided to check out the Cuevas de los Manos. The day I spent travelling to the Caves with a local tour... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed February 19, 2017 via mobile

This UNESCO cultural heritage site displays amazingly well preserved cave paintings, the oldest dating 9000 years ago and the newest a thousand years ago. You should definitely include this in your itinerary, if possible. The paintings are clearly visible on the walls of a canyon, and the canyons themselves are amazing. If possible, go 9 am when the first tour... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
Reviewed October 31, 2016

We visited here a year or two ago and loved it - one of the highlights of Argentina for us. It's not many places you get to see cave paintings from 10 000 years ago! We joined a group with a guide (guide is mandatory) and there was info in English as well as Spanish. The guide was very informative... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed August 9, 2016

Wow, it´s a long trip, and your stay there may only last two hours or less, but it´s worth it! the landscape and the pictogramas are impressive. You do have to walk 5-10 min to see them and pass a lot of stairs!

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed February 19, 2016

Very intersting site unesco of ancient paintings. Very good to visit for everybody incl elder people. The walk is almost flat and not difficult. It is warm. Watch the hand with 6 fingers.

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Antwerp, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed December 13, 2015

we were lucky and the only visitors. First of all, the ride until the cave is very beautiful with so many different rockformations. And the visit with a very friendly young guide who spoke very well english pleased us a lot. I suggest to make the ride and go back in history.

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Costa Rica
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed May 22, 2015

It's a bit of a drive, no matter if you've rented a car or are going on a guided tour but every second is worth it - and while the access roads are bumpy and a bit dusty, the opportunity to see unique wildlife pays off. We saw an armadillo, countless guanacos, wild ostrich and flamingos just on the way... More 

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Selbyville, Delaware
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed March 17, 2015

It is a humble experience to see art that dates 13,000 years. It is a difficult to get to this place but extremely rewarding to visit it. We had a guide that was superb!!!. It is fun and interesting when you have a guide that has pride and knowledge about the area.

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Oslo, Norway
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed February 1, 2015

Fascinating canyon and Caves With tons of different paintings, mostly of hands, but also of different animals and symbols. Everything from 1300 to 9300 years old. Rare to see such old manifests of a long gone Indian culture in these parts of the world. No wonder the Caves are on the UNESCO list of world Heritage. The road is not... More 

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