Touristic Road N°52

Touristic Road N°52
The ruins of the old mines of Uspallata Paramillos (lead, silver and zinc) are a unique historical and industrial heritage, which probably were built in pre-Columbian times and were intensified during colonialism (by the Jesuits and other owners). These mines are considered the first Argentine extraction site. One of the oldest and most important was the Viceroyalty of Rio de la Plata, whose last extractions took place for much of the twentieth century. The mines are located on the north side of the former National Road No. 7 (current provincial road 52), which connects the Baths of Villavicencio and the old namesake hotel with the town of Uspallata.