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Armadillo de los Infante

In this colonial population you can admire some “stopped in time” constructions.

Armadillo de Los Infante, 40 minutes east of the city of San Luis, is probably the most picturesque town in the Central State region.

In this place, where it seems that time has stopped in years close to its foundation (early seventeenth century), you can walk along cobbled streets and alleys, some of them very narrow, flanked by colonial-style buildings – some abandoned, but not in ruins-, which converge in the square where the Purísima Concepción parish stands, with its characteristic yellow facade. Later, you will find the Guadalupe Temple, another tourist spot that you should know in Armadillo de los Infante. But why the Infants? As it turns out, in this town you can also recognize the house where the brothers Alejo, Tomás and José María Infante, started the first printing press of the Potosi entity, around 1818. A success for those years, even during the War of Independence!

8 kilometers from this point is located Pozo del Carmen, an old cattle ranch and mezcalera that, after passing its administration at the hands of barefoot Carmelites, became an important convent for the region. Inside, be sure to admire its impressive baroque altarpiece.

And if you are a lover of outdoor activities, Armadillo also organizes expeditions on foot or by mountain bike to reach the Sierra de San Pedro, San Nicolás Tolentino and the Sierra de Álvarez, where you can walk for hours and hours, even practice camping in a totally familiar and safe way. (Ask the certified service providers about these activities).

Are you ready to discover this population of pleasant colonial air and mining past surrounded by spectacular mountain landscapes?

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