Estancia “Del Río de Las Vacas” or “De Nuestra Señora de Belén”
Decade of the 1740s
Departamento de Colonia, entre el arroyo de Las Vacas y el arroyo San Juan, a 16 km de la ciudad de Carmelo y 80 km de Colonia del Sacramento (16 km. away from the city of Carmelo and 80 Km. from Colonia del Sacramento)
099 195244 (Julio), 4542 3080 (Mariela)
Others National monument
Multipurpose Religious-ceremonial site Workplace Settlement
Expressions of intangible heritage associated
The Fiesta de la Calera (Celebration of La Calera) started to be organized twenty years ago so that the people in the area would get to know each other and also to know the place.
At present, around 3.000 to 4.000 people gather on the first Sunday after November the 2nd to enjoy a roast and music.
The celebration begins with a procession that departs from the Chapel of the Virgin of Colonia Arrue, with the image of the Virgin of the 33 (Patron saint of Uruguay), a parade with gaucho cavalry takes place, a mass is held and afterwards there is lunch with the selling of roast beef and finally a music show.
- National Historic Monument 24 August 1976
- Identified as Memory Site of Uruguay in the framework of the project “The Slave Route in Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay”
A brochure explaining the existing circuits to tour the place and explain the virtual reconstructions made to understand the original structures and buildings
Brochures designed to promote “La Calera de las Huérfanas” for the tourists.
1) Brochure year 2010, contains information on how to get to the place and basic data of the site.
2) The brochure from year 2008 contains mainly historic and academic information on the heritage asset.