Los Antiguos
The covered with snow peaks of the mountain chain of the Andes and the magic of the microclimate that characterizes it put the frame to this place chosen the tehuelches.

 


The covered with snow peaks of the mountain chain of the Andes and the magic of the microclimate that characterizes it put the frame to this place chosen by the sexagenarian tehuelches to live his last days. From there it receives precisely his name, which derives from the vocabulary tehuelche " the Ist - Keukhon " that it means " place of the elders".

Los Antiguos is a small settlement located in a small valley, on the south margin of the Lake Buenos Aires, on the banks of a crystalline river that takes the name of the town. The "avifauna" that the region possesses is composed by flamencos, bandurrias, swans, ducks and garzas.

Los Antiguos is very close to the border and to the Chilean locality of Chile Chico, which can be visited by crossing a footbridge that passes over the river Jeinimeni.

You can see the characteristic permanent channels of irrigation that feed the plantations of producting farms of fine fruits: cherries (in January the provincial holiday of this fruit is celebrated), strawberries and raspberries. The cultive of these fruits started taking place 25 years ago seeking to give activity again to the place that had finished in 1955, moment in which the border was closed to the crossing of Chilean minerals that were embarking in "Puerto deseado", on the Atlantic Ocean.

The places recommended to visit are: "el mirador de la Cruz", with excellent views of the town; and the "Mirador del rio Jeinimeni", which dominates a vast panorama that includes the rivers Los Antiguos and Jeinimeni, viewing too Chile Chico.

 

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