Punilla Valley Córdoba, Argentina: Photo by Marina Balasini

A girl going down the hill “The Twin” Capilla del Monte, Cordoba, Argentina. All who have visited this beautiful place we realize that there is a special energy very difficult to convey in words … Hundreds of years ago was the sacred place of Comechingones (ancient ethnic group with which alludes to two native peoples, and the henia the kâmîare that the arrival of the Spanish in the sixteenth century live in the area). Today there are only traces that culture and energy of their spirits loaded in the mountains … (Translation of the original description by the artist Marina Balasini )

The Punilla Valley (in Spanish, Valle de Punilla) is a broad fluvial valley in the province of Córdoba, Argentina. It is located in the center-northwest of the province, bordered by the Sierras Chicas in the east and the Sierras Grandes and the Achala Pamp in the west, oriented from north to south. In the southern part of the valley lies the San Roque Lake, fed mainly by the San Antonio River and the Cosquín River.

The most important tourist location in Córdoba, the city of Villa Carlos Paz, is located on the southern shore of the lake, though the valley is known for a number of other scenic towns, including Cruz del Eje, Capilla del Monte, La Cumbre, La Falda, Valle Hermoso, and Cosquín.

The Cruz del Eje and La Falda Reservoirs were completed within the valley in 1943 and 1979, respectively, to address the area’s water and flood control needs, and have since become important recreational areas in their own right. (Source Wikipedia)

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