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Address: El Calafate, Argentina

The paintings on the rock walls of this cave are attributed to aborigines...

The paintings on the rock walls of this cave are attributed to aborigines during the Paleolithic age, and have been restored where needed using the same ancient techniques.

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Interesting but not a must

these caves are next to/along Lago Argentino. It's interesting, but not a must-see. Many of the cave paintings are replicas. I think we spent less than an hour. The view of the... read more

Reviewed 16 January 2017
Panama City, Panama
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Panama City, Panama
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Reviewed 16 January 2017

these caves are next to/along Lago Argentino. It's interesting, but not a must-see. Many of the cave paintings are replicas. I think we spent less than an hour. The view of the lake is nice though and we saw nandus, guanacos and a fox on the way there.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Reviewed 12 January 2017

It is a lovely tour, a few miles from the town. Our guide, Rocio, was friendly and informative. You will be able to watch a few caves with painting dating 4000 years ago, walking for about an hour (not phisically demanding).

Frankfurt, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 November 2016

The caves itself are soso. Price of 120 Peso for entrance is somewhat hefty. Staff is very friendly and helpful. The best about the place are the spectacular views towards the Andes, glaciers and the lake. Do not pay 50 USD plus to do a tour there. Just do it if you have a car and drive 15mins from Calafate... More 

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Rosario, Argentina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2016

I visited this place in an unusually sunny, windless day. During the lunch time. Alejandro, the guide was very proficient giving explanatios and Santiago, the cook was efficient serving soup, goat stew and lots of wine. I loved the experience. Some tourists may find this a bit boring. My advice: GO TO DISNEY. This place is for nature seekers, only.... More 

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Blue Mountains, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 June 2016

From the location on the lake, to the amazing rock formations, and onto the cave paintings this is definitely a must do when visiting the region.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2016

I drove out to the cave property - it is about 4 km out of El Calafate and you will see the sign on your left on the main road. It is then another 4 km to the Walichu point. After driving out there, the property was closed, but judging by the cmments of other reviewers, I saved myself further... More 

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New York. New York
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Reviewed 21 August 2015

The paintings are very rudimentary and barely decipherable.they have been defaced by graffiti.the reproduction are more impressive but they are reproductions.this whole day tour was basically a tour of a very boring town.the only highlight was the dinosaur and history museum.you can walk there by yourself

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Athens, Greece
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Reviewed 20 January 2015 via mobile

I can be more honest, my tittle says it all. 3/4 of what you will see are paintings done recently that had been copied there. So if you ask me if you should expend €70 and a morning to visit it with a tour.. Mu answer is not at all...

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San Miguel de Tucuman, Argentina
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Reviewed 11 December 2014

Located in a private property these paintings are far from being original. In fact, most of them are reproductions. However, they are used to teach visitors about the lifestyle of the people who lived in those caves. A Tehuelches’ “kau” (house) reproduction can also be enjoyed. Sorrounded by the plant of Clafate, which gives the name to the town. Gigantic... More 

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Reviewed 21 December 2013

We drove to the caves on a gravel dirt road and after meeting the non English speaking guide who asked for about $10 USD we left. I asked for a written English guide and she had none. She stated in Spanish that there were about 10 paintings which were mostly replicates.

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