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“A peaceful site”

Calera de las huerfanas
Ranked #5 of 23 things to do in Carmelo
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Owner description: Estancia de Belén,ruinas jesuíticas,siglo XVIII ,capilla en estado original mas antigua del Uruguay
Reviewed September 12, 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 birds - a soothing experience.
And, please, don't forget to put some money for the upkeep into the box hanging from a pole by the parking lot.

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Reviewed March 22, 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 and some other buildings from those times, as well as the ovens to prepare lime powder for construction. The grounds are very well kept, and there is signage posted by each ruin to inform of it, but only in Spanish. I wasn't able to get a tour as it was raining and there didn't seem to be anyone around, but still thought it was very interesting to see this in the middle of nowhere. The birdlife in the area was abundant too!

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