What to do and see in Capilla del Monte, Argentina: The Best Places and Tips

February 9, 2018 Joeann Galban

Capilla del Monte is a small city in the northeastern part of the province of Córdoba, Argentina, located by the Sierras Chicas mountain chain, in the northern end of the Punilla Valley. It has about 11,281 inhabitants as per the 2010 census [INDEC].
Restaurants in Capilla del Monte

1. Los Terrones

Quebrada de la Luna | Los Terrones Parque Autoctono, Cultural y Recreativo, Capilla del Monte 5184, Argentina +54 9 3548 41-8914
Excellent
72%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Los Terrones

Reviewed By Pamela Z - Houston

We were blessed to have a wonderful guide who led us on a day long hike here. It was filled with so much sacred energy and just beautiful. The condors flying overhead was stunning. Hiking boots, sunscreen, hat,water and I used a walking stick which helped me tremendously. So worth the visit

2. Cerro Uritorco

Capilla del Monte, Capilla del Monte, Argentina +54 9 3548 57-5287
Excellent
50%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
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4.5 based on 990 reviews

Cerro Uritorco

Volcan apagado,1900 mts altura.

Reviewed By EandSmee - Vancouver, Canada

Everything advertises 4 hours up, 3 hours down. We are in our 60s and we did 3 up and 2.5 down. It's difficult to describe. A very well maintained trail, for the most part well signed, and the ever-changing vistas make every step worthwhile. A little crowded at the summit, but the view is spectacular. The trail passes through a stunning grassland meadow for about 15 minutes, and lots of birds.

3. Las grutas de Ongamira

Ongamira, Capilla del Monte, Argentina
Excellent
44%
Good
41%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 478 reviews

Las grutas de Ongamira

Reviewed By Javier C - Barcelona, Spain

Perhaps I had too many expectations and didn't find it so extraordinary, but this is because I was coming from other exceptional spots in the surroundings; it's a nice place but just average compared to other natural attractions that are around..

4. Agua de los Palos

Boulevard Las Gemelas s/n | Av. Pueyrredon, Capilla del Monte X5184JFA, Argentina
Excellent
52%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
4%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 129 reviews

Agua de los Palos

Reviewed By Edu_Vazquez_y_Rosana - Buenos Aires, Argentina

Agua de los Palos está enclavado en uno de los lugares más hermosos del cerro las Gemelas. Siempre me gustó disfrutar del lugar y la naturaleza que lo rodea. Pero esta vez me llevé una fea sorpresa. Fuimos a merendar. La música de la pileta estaba a un volumen altísimo, y dentro de la confitería estaba puesta otra música, también a alto volumen con varios empleados gritando festivamente. Estabamos tratando de tomar nuestros cafés, en la parte exteriror de la confitería, y el ruido era insoportable. Un lugar que está en medio de tan hermosa naturaleza, debería respetarla y explotar eso. Otra cosa que no me gustó, es que ofrecen travesías en cuatriciclos. Más ruido e impacto ambiental. No lo recomiendo, salvo que quieras aturdirte o solo pasar por allí para subir el cerro. Una pena, tienen todas las instalaciones para hacer del lugar una maravilla natural!

5. Paso del Indio

Capilla del Monte, Argentina
Excellent
41%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
3%
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4 based on 131 reviews

Paso del Indio

Reviewed By Ben P - Melbourne, Australia

There are lots of rocks to potentially climb over in the area around Los Mogotes, but those of the Paso del Indio are certainly the most novel! The Paso is about a 10-minute hike from the entrance to Los Mogotes (you have to pay 15 pesos) and is not for the claustrophobic. Bring your hiking shoes, some flexibility and something to snack on at the top, where you can look back down the beautiful canyon rising up on either side of the river. The 3-kilometre walk along the road to Los Mogotes from central Capilla del Monte is nothing special, so consider trying to reach it by traversing the rocks along the Rio Dolores to the south instead. We did this from El Paraiso, which is located west along the road from El Zapato ('the shoe' rock formation). It wasn't easy terrain to cover and took a lot of river hopping, rock scaling and problem solving, but it was a brilliant unexpected adventure when we reached the picnic grounds near El Paraiso and saw there wasn't a straight-forward path from that point to Los Mogotes as we had hoped. It took us around two hours to cover perhaps one kilometre or so and emerge on the road to Los Mogotes about 100 metres from the entrance gate. It was a rewarding experience for us, but no matter how you get there, the Paso del Indio is worth a look in its own right.

6. Diques El Cajon

Capilla del Monte, Argentina
Excellent
31%
Good
48%
Satisfactory
18%
Poor
2%
Terrible
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4 based on 110 reviews

Diques El Cajon

Reviewed By Marina I

So you have a damn and a lake, but the thing is that it's surrounded with beautiful Mountains and, thus, provides you with the opportunity of doing some hiking and climbing along the rocks.
As for food and drinks, there is a humble kiosk where you can purchase snacks and beverages but don't expect much. You have artisanal beer and that's pretty good.
Very lovely place overall.

7. Iglesia de San Antonio de Padua

Rotonda San Antonio 1, Capilla del Monte X5184GDA, Argentina +54 3548 48-1103
Excellent
52%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
0%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 54 reviews

Iglesia de San Antonio de Padua

Reviewed By Carina G - Capital Federal District, Argentina

Visita corta de camino al Uritorco. Bonita. Bien cuidada. Pimtoresca
Ubicada donde originalmente estaba la capilla que da origen al pueblo.

8. Los Paredones

Ruta 38 , 7 km Norte de Capilla del Monte, Capilla del Monte, Argentina
Excellent
36%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
22%
Poor
2%
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4 based on 97 reviews

Los Paredones

Reviewed By Biciloco - Lawrence, Kansas

The rocks and stream are nice. However this is a tourist trap. this is how tourism was done 50 years ago. Perhaps if you want to be in nature with a lot of other people in a small place with noise, this may be the place for your. I went int he winter and I was the only person. I cannot imagine how busy it must be in the summer. I also understand the need of the owners to make some sort of income out of this pretty place.

9. Capilla del Monte

Diagonal Buenos Aires 100, Capilla del Monte X5184EOB, Argentina
Excellent
19%
Good
41%
Satisfactory
38%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
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3.5 based on 72 reviews

Capilla del Monte

Reviewed By KatiaIanaguivara - Santos, SP

É a rua principal, com restaurantes, agências de turismo, lojas de artesanato, esotéricas, queijos e vinhos. A noite, a rua é fechada e os restaurantes colocam mesas na calçada.

10. Dique Los Alazanes

Capilla del Monte 5184, Argentina
Excellent
64%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
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4.5 based on 24 reviews

Dique Los Alazanes

Reviewed By Gabriel R - Moron, Argentina

Capilla tiene dos diques (dicen que tres/uno es un misterio a resolver).El Cajón, que está a unas 20 cuadras del centro y se va en coche; y el otro Los Alazanes. Este es uno de los tantos senderos de trekking que se pueden hacer desde la base del Cerro Uritorco. Se puede comenzar desde allí o desde Agua de los Palos. No conozco el camino desde Los Palos, por lo que no sé cuan señalado está. Desde la Base, si bien hay algún tipo de señalética, es mala y hasta confusa en algunas bifurcaciones. Por lo que si vas sin alguien que conozca es posible que puedas perderte.... El camino está marcado por el paso del senderista pero como se tiene que cruzar el río varias veces (nada peligroso salvo que haya crecida por lluvia) eso desorienta algo la dirección. Para los que amamos el senderismo es un destino que hay que hacer. Es de baja dificultad (tal vez los últimos 200 metros es algo fatigoso pero nada de trepadas, solo un leve subida). Cómo todo paseo de este estilo vas tranquilo y haciendo paradas. Quiénes me acompañaron (vecinos de Capilla) hicieron fueguito para tomar unos mates (con todo el cuidado que esto merece en lugares de alto peligro por incendios/controlado y bien apagado luego). Serán unas tres o cuatro horas ida y tres de regreso. Llevar agua, mucha, y comida. En el dique no hay más que una rudimentaria casa de "guardaparque". Cuando subí tuve la bendición de que estaba lleno de agua!! Y la misma salía por el labio del vertedero! Pocas veces sucede esto, por la falta de lluvias (ha estado completamente seco). El recorrido es más que pintorescos, dicen que más que el camino a la cima del Uritorco). Y la postal del dique con agua completa un día ideal. Te gusta el senderismo? Subí a Los Alazanes.

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