Cruz del Paramillos, Uspallata

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  • It is accessed from the village of Uspallata or from Villavicencio, in both cases by unpaved road. From Villavicencio, for a slope (the snails). Between rock formations, it is possible to stumble upon herds of guanacos that watch visitors from above. Along the way, an old silver and zinc mine first exploited by the Jesuits and now providing tours of its tunnels. Adentrpandoa a little on foot along a path on the mountain you can know the stone remains of an old mining village. Very close, lost among the rocks, is the plaque commemorating Darwin's visit to that area, in search of fossil trunks of araucarias, of which only a few bases remain, because the rest, having no protection, was healed. The panorama from the cross, at 3000 meters high, is beautiful. You can go up a little further along the way until you reach a panoramic viewpoint. Even if it's summer, wear a coat.
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  • The cross is located 3000 meters above sea level, halfway between Uspallata and Villavicencio, and is a must for those who will know these places. The landscape from this point is very beautiful, you can see the Aconcagua from a viewpoint that is a few meters away and even visit a viacrucis. Recommended.
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