The charming town of Capilla del Monte is home to the first roofed street in the world. It also boasts the famous Cerro Uritorco mountain known for alleged paranormal activities, a UFO Museum and scenic hiking trails.
Things to do in Capilla del Monte
Explore Capilla del Monte’s mysterious Uritorco Hill. Climb its 1,950-metre-tall summit at night to try and experience a UFO sighting or simply enjoy the scenery and pick up a souvenir t-shirt or amulet at the UFO Museum. If you really want to get in on the action, visit Capilla del Monte during the annual Alien Festival.
Get out and stretch your legs with a hike at Los Terrones. The park’s mountainous landscape features wind-eroded rocks, sand and lava formations that have dubbed it Cordoba’s “Valley of the Moon”. Explore the geological park on a hiking or biking excursion to see cascading waterfalls.
Take a 15-minute drive to Lago del Cajon, a beautiful lake perfect for swimming, fishing or picnicking. The nearby San Marcos Sierras, or “Honey Capital” of Cordoba, provides a laid-back lifestyle and lets you explore the evolution of the hippie movement in Argentina at the Museo Hippie.
Find peace and tranquillity at Zen Temple Shobogenji, located on the slopes in Punilla Valley. Join one of the meditation practices or stroll through the lush foliage surrounding the temple.
Getting around Capilla del Monte
You can reach Capilla del Monte by car or bus from several cities, including Cordoba, which is only 2.5 hours away. Cordoba Airport is six kilometres away and provides access to rental cars.