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During the time of the Spanish Empire several huts were built along the Inca road (today Ruta 7), known as "Casuchas de la Cordillera".

From Mendoza in Argentina towards Santiago de Chile in Chile where built several Casuchas: Punta de Vacas, Puquíos, Paramillos, Las Cuevas and La Cumbre in Argentina; Las Calaveras, Juncalillo and Ojos de Agua in Chile. 

Today only the Casuchas of Puquíos, Paramillos and Las Cuevas in Argentina are still existing. They are listed as "Monumento Histórico Nacional".

 

www.mountainstamp.com Casucah de Paramillos stamp issued Spain 2012 www.mountainstamp.com Casucah de Paramillos stamp issued Spain 2012

Spain 2012, Casucha de Paramillos.

 The Casucha de Paramillos is located along the Ruta 7 between Puente del Inca and Las Cuevas at an altitude of 2'940 metres. In the background there are minor summits of the Cerro Tolosa (5'162 m).

The other two still existing Casuchas, Puquíos (5 km from Punta de Vacas at 2'500 m) and Las Cuevas (3'400 m) are located along the same road.

 

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