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  • By an00shh

    CUEVAS DE LOS GOLONDRINAS is a hidden gem. A bit tricky to find it, but well worth indeed. The beach is difficult to walk on. But the cave with the Swallows is incredible. 

    CUEVAS DE LOS GOLONDRINAS is a hidden gem. A bit tricky to find it, but well worth indeed. The beach is difficult to walk on. But the cave with the Swallows is incredible. 
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  • By Aashish K

    This was by far one of the best beaches I have been to with blue waters, clear sand, and a small number of people. The quiet was only interrupted by the rolling waves. It’s a great beach for relaxing…. 
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  • By Chiruzo

    Getting to this place is easy. It is a 15 min walk from Playa La Poza de las Mujeres in Manatí. Once you arrive to La Poza de las Mujeres, you need to climb some rocks and then a concrete stair. .. 

    Getting to this place is easy. It is a 15 min walk from Playa La Poza de las Mujeres in Manatí. Once you arrive to La Poza de las Mujeres, you need to climb some rocks and then a concrete stair… 
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Cave of Hands in Argentina (Cueva de las Manos)

In the south of Argentina, in the province of Santa Cruz, there is an amazing Cueva de las Manos , if translated, then «Cave of Hands» . The name describes it very accurately, because in this cave there are hundreds of images of palms left by ancient people. It is surprising that the people of antiquity, just like us in childhood, loved to trace their hands and make images of them.


Actually the Cave of Hands is not one, it consists of several caves located in the valley of the river Pinturas. Their total length is 160 kilometers, there is where to get lost. But, of course, not all caves are allowed tourists, only the safest and most interesting ones are open. Tourists can also enter the main cave. It is 10 meters high and 24 meters deep. At the same time, the cave is quite wide, and at its widest point it has 15 meters. Previously, local tribes lived here. Moreover, they lived in this cave for quite a long time, up to the 8th century, although the cave began to be used as early as the 10th century BC.

Drawings and their colors

It is in the main cave of Cueva de las Manos that most of the images of human palms are found. Mostly the images are negative, but there are also positive ones that appear a little later. The colors of handprints in the cave can be red, yellow, white, black. The oldest prints date back to the 9th millennium BC, while the most recent ones date back to the 10th century.

The drawings in the cave have been preserved thanks to the use of mineral paints. For their application, bone tubes were used, which were found here, in the cave. With the help of these tubes, it was possible to determine the age of the drawings. In order to obtain a purple color, paint with iron oxide was poured into the tube, white clay was used for white color, black color was obtained due to manganese oxide, and yellow — natrojarosite. It is not clear on what basis this or that color was chosen for application, but the handprints in the cave have a different color.

Who owns the palms?

After examining the prints, it was found that they mostly belong to teenage boys. Moreover, the left hand was used to create an imprint. According to scientists, the left hand was chosen because it was more convenient to hold the tube and draw with the right hand, the one who could draw with the left hand left prints of his right hand. Such data suggested that the application of prints of one’s palms is part of the initiation ritual. That is, when a teenager was preparing to become a man, he underwent ceremonies, in which the application of his palm to the cave in which the tribe lived was an obligatory item.

The fact that the cave was not only a sacred place, but also the place of residence of the tribe, is evidenced by household items found in this place, and drawings made on the caves. It was determined that the Tehuelches tribe mainly lived here, it was they who created such an interesting tradition and supported it for thousands of years.

For tourists

Having been in Cueva de las Manos, you have the opportunity not only to see the palms of ancient people, but also their drawings, which depict aspects of the life of the tribe. Basically, these are hunting scenes. According to such drawings, it is not difficult to determine who the inhabitants of ancient Patagonia hunted. Nanda ostriches, guanacos, some species of cats and other animals are depicted here. The paw prints of these animals can also be seen in the caves. There are also geometric figures drawn by the inhabitants of the cave.

The Cave of the Hands is an important tourist attraction in Argentina. In 1999, it was even included in the UNESCO list. To get to the main cave, travelers should take the dirt road PR 41 or the paved Ruta 40. The caves are located in Francisco Moreno Park. Already on the spot, it will be possible to arrange an excursion with an experienced guide who will be able to clearly explain the significance of each drawing.

Location of the Cave of the Hands:

Patagonia, near the town of Bajo Caracoles, on the banks of the Rio Pinturas.

How to get there:

By car on the dirt road RP 41, which turns off the route Ruta 40 near the town of Bajo Caracoles. Then it goes 46 kilometers to the southern shore of the canyon of the river Pinturas.

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World Heritage Center —

Cueva de las Manos, Río Pinturas Pinturas, contains an exceptional assemblage of cave art, executed between 13,000 and 9,500 years ago. It takes its name (Cave of the Hands) from the stencilled outlines of human hands in the cave, but there are also many depictions of animals, such as guanacos (

Lama guanicoe ), still commonly found in the region, as well as hunting scenes. The people responsible for the paintings may have been the ancestors of the historic hunter-gatherer communities of Patagonia found by European settlers in the 19th century.

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Cueva de las Manos, Río Pinturas

La Cueva de las Manos, Río Pinturas, renferme un ensemble exceptionnel d’art rupestre exécuté il y a de cela 13,000 à 9,500 ans. Elle doit son nom (grotte aux mains) aux impressions de mains – comme au pochoir – réalisées sur ses parois, mais comprend aussi de nombreuses représentations d’animaux, notamment de guanacos ( Lama guanicœ ) qui sont toujours présents dans cette, ainsi que des scènes de chasse. Les auteurs de ces peintures pourraient avoirété les ancêtres des communautés historiques de chasseurs-cueilleurs de Patagonie rencontrées par les colons européens au XIXe siècle.

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كويفا دي لاس مانوس، ريو بينتوراس

تشتمل كويفا دي لاس مانوس في ريو بينتواس على مجموعة استثنائية من الفنون الصخرية التي يعود إنجازها إلى ما بين 13000و9500 سنة. ويعود اسمها (مغارة اليدين) إلى آثار اليدين – التي هي على غرار الرواسم- على جدرانها وهي تشتمل أيضاً على الكثير من الرسوم التمثيلية للحيوانات لا سيما حيوان الغواناكو (لاما غوانيكو) الموجود في المنطقة، بالإضافة إلى الرسوم التمثيليّة للصيد. وقد يكون واضعو هذه الرسوم قدامى الجماعات التاريخية من صيادين- قطّافين من باتاغونيا أجدادأولئك الذين التقى بهم المستوطنون الأوروبيون في القرن التاسع عشر.

source: UNESCO/ERI

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洛斯马诺斯 岩画 (1999 年)

洛斯马诺斯 岩画 所 体现 卓越 洞窟 艺术 可 到 到 9 500 至 13 000 年。。 手洞 手洞 名字 取 自 洞窟 中 人手 形象 形象 形象 形象 形象 雕画 雕画 雕画 雕画 雕画 雕画 雕画 雕画 雕画。 此外 还 有 很多 当地 常见 的 形象 描绘 , 美洲 驼 , 以及 一些 狩猎场景。 创作 岩画 的 人 很 是 巴塔哥尼亚人 巴塔哥尼亚人 巴塔哥尼亚人 巴塔哥尼亚人 巴塔哥尼亚人 的 祖先19 世纪 , 殖民者 发现 这些 这些 这些 这些 这些 这些 这些 了 了

source: UNESCO/ERI

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Cueva de las Manos Cave (Rio Pinturas District, Santa Cruz Province)

Cueva de las Manos Cave contains an outstanding collection of cave paintings dating from 13,000 to 9,500 years ago. years. Cueva de las Manos got its name, translated as «cave of hands», from the painted prints of human palms found here. In the cave, you can also see images of animals such as guanacos, which are still typical of the area, as well as hunting scenes. The people who created these paintings were probably the ancestors of the hunter-gatherers of Patagonia discovered by European settlers in the 19th century.

source: UNESCO/ERI

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Cueva de las Manos del Río Pinturas

La Cueva de las Manos del Río Pinturas alberga un conjunto excepcional de arte rupestre, ejecutado entre los años 13.000 y 9.500 a.C. La cueva debe su nombre a las huellas de manos estampadas en sus paredes con una técnica similar a la de impresión con plantilla. Además de estas figuras, la cueva posee numerosas representaciones de especies aún vivas de la fauna local, y más concretamente de guanacos (lama guanicoe). Los autores de las pinturas bien podrían haber sido los antepasados ​​de las comunidades de cazadores-recolectores de Patagonia descubiertas por los colonizadores europeos en el siglo XIX.

source: UNESCO/ERI

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