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From Uspallata to Thermal baths of Villavicencio
Camino a Villavicencio





Cruz de Paramillo





Termas de Villavicencio





Termas de Villavicencio


Go out of Uspallata with address to the north, in the road The vision of the valley opens up completely and boulevards, herdsmen chacras appear. This extensive one spaces intermontano it prolongs toward the north in the wide valleys of Calingasta, Rodeo and Church, furrowed in the past by the legendary one on the way to the Inca.


When arriving to the km 27 the serpentine road it begins, near 3 km later on will find remains of mining establishments, to 500 m , a badge to the left reminds the illustrious naturalistic Carlos' step Darwin (1835) who discovered copies of fossil araucarias in this place.


When arriving to the Km 32 you will arrive to the highest point in the journey, in the extensive plateau of Cruz of Paramillo


Cruz of Paramillo


To 3.000 meters , allows to discover the valley of Uspallata in all their splendor, to the foot of the imposing mountain range. Around the 1700, the Jesuit exploited a silver mine here and they built a small stone chapel whose high cross gave name to the place.

Years later, the mine was acquired by the great landowner Joseph of Villavicencio.

In their trip it will contemplate a magnificent arid landscape from the height, with amplísimas seen toward the agricultural oasis of Mendoza 's north and the, gulch of Villavicencio . will be able to stop next to impressive cliffs like the Balcony (km 37) whose rocky walls produce resonant echoes.

This tract is nicknamed the route of the year popularly for; its 365 curves. It is very narrow, for what should' to be traveled with caution; it is not recommended to traffic him between July and October.

To cover the complete circuit, continue for the route toward the west, through a consolidated road of 38 km , traveling the snails of Villavicencio initially.

We continue the walk when arriving to the Km 47 you will arrive to the Thermal baths of Villavicencio


Thermal baths of Villavicencio


They are located to a height 1.800 meters , their mineral waters, excellent to drink, they are famous for their healing properties. Here they are bottled and then they market in the country. The mineral water Villavicencio comes from these springs.

Although the place was already known in aboriginal times, its therapeutic values spread from 1902. In 1941 the Great Hotel was built, at the moment in restoration, an elegant place of rest for select tourism.

The park of the Great Hotel, to 400 m of the hostel, is excellent for walks. Leafy groves, nostalgic arbors with ivy and humid paths serpenteantes integrate the picturesque image of the building, I insert in the splendid landscape of the gulch.

Before the entrance, to the left, there is a small hostel, favorable to finish the short walk. has a restaurant of minutes that offers good sandwiches and a living room of tea. There is also a place to camp.

From Villavicencio can return to Mendoza for the same road.

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