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Cueva de las Manos

Rio Pinturas canyon, Argentina
+54 9 297 623-8811
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Go to see these prehistoric paintings, an UNESCO World Heritage site, 13,000 to 9,000 years old... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Carlos T
Madrid, Spain
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... read more

Reviewed 14 March 2017
La Spezia, Italy
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Cave of the Hands contains prehistoric paintings.
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Rio Pinturas canyon, Argentina
+54 9 297 623-8811

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Go to see these prehistoric paintings, an UNESCO World Heritage site, 13,000 to 9,000 years old. Very interesting, mainly hands, but also animals and symbols, rather well preserved. It is some 120km from Lago Posadas. You can treck the scenic Rio Pinturas "cañadon", small canyon.

Thank Carlos T
Reviewed 14 March 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...More

1  Thank bluebay06
Reviewed 9 March 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...More

1  Thank wellnessvb
Reviewed 19 February 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,...More

Thank Sepisto
Reviewed 31 October 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)...More

Thank Thelastdodo2
Reviewed 9 August 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!

1  Thank Emiinfo
Reviewed 19 February 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.

Thank Willy P
Reviewed 13 December 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...More

Thank JenkeGoffa
Reviewed 22 May 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...More

2  Thank cperron
Reviewed 17 March 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...More

3  Thank Jose P
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