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Cueva de las Manos

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Address: Rio Pinturas canyon, Argentina
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Cave of the Hands contains prehistoric paintings.

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Not really a cave

Before coming I was expecting a cave, but the cave itself is more a depression in the canyon wall, so the mandatory tour (50 ARS pp) just follows the canyon wall for 700 m with... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 April 2013
Angryziber
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2013 via mobile

Before coming I was expecting a cave, but the cave itself is more a depression in the canyon wall, so the mandatory tour (50 ARS pp) just follows the canyon wall for 700 m with all the hands behind rails with no close access. The tour guides are two and very nice, they make tours every 30 minutes or so,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2012

The site itself is beautiful and mysterious. Really. I mean, thankfully, it is protected by Unesco since 1999 as a World Heritage Site. The “Cave of Hands” is 18-20km from the Estancia Cueva de las manos (formerly Estancia Los Toldos, see my review). The road is a little sinuous and rough, but enjoyable nonetheless, since there are herds of guanacos... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2012

The Canyon itself pays the visit and besides the cave is a World Heritage Site

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2012

After driving around a large area of Patagonia, I can see why this site was chosen by these early peoples as a place of rest and refuge. Located on a mountain next to a beautiful valley, it's easy to understand the attraction of this place. The paintings on the walls remain a vivid reminder of those who came before us.... More 

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Buenos Aires
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2010

In Cueva de las Manos I felt the pressence of very ancient people, by the painting of their own hands. This is a misterious place. It's worth the hundreds of km of dirty roads to get there.

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