Alta Gracia Hostel
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... as it was fairly busy. We had a very nice piece of BBQ meat which was for two. They give you wooden cutting boards each to slice up your meat. It took more than an hour for lunch and then we left to travel to our final stop which was the only privately owned estancia. There is not much left here apart from the church which like all the places we visited was painted white. It was interesting to be shown in this church the secret escape ...
the far side of town. The tourist office was closed but fortunately the police
office was open and the officer there gave us a map. We followed it to the old
Jesuit complex which is called an Estancia which was located next to the old
reservoir making a nice shaded water park in the town centre. We had only about
an hour here as the complex closed for siesta at 12:30. We then walked back ...
... Up the hill from the line of people waiting to touch the statue of the Virgin and offer their intention to the gathered crowd, there is a small chapel in which an apparition of the Virgin Mary had appeared about two years ago and is still visible today. Regardless of our group's assortment religious beliefs, seeing this inexplicable, hauntingly miraculous image was stilling and awe-inspiring. And so we, the most irreverent group of seven chicas estadounidenses, sat and absorbed the ...
... pollution free. The mountain air is fresh and pure and the views are scenic. We walked to a beautiful waterfall and attempted to climb the Cerro **** (one of the highest peaks of the surrounding mountains and amusingly named "**** hill") I'm not exactly sure if we made it up the right hill in the end because we lost the trail and ended up making our own way straight up the side of the mountain (despite Talia's protestations). On our way up we ...
... passed many a Sunday afternoon there with a good book.
The next stop was ‘Museo Manuel de Falla’. The old house of Spanish composer Manuel de Falla, he lived his last years there due to Alta Gracia’s reputation for a dry climate and good, fresh air. Set on a hill, the balcony he was supposed to have spent many hours on had breath-taking views, and the whole house rang with his compositions as we took ...