Cueva del Milodón
Cueva del Milodón is a site of great paleontological interest, formed by three caves which have their remains almost intact. It is known for having the “Devil’s Chair” (a rock at its entrance). While legend says the rock was the Milodon’s throne, some people guarantee that it was Lucifer himself who lived in the caves (Chile.travel).
The Milodon Caves became historical monument in 1968 and national monument in 1993, treasuring the stories and experiences of the first human groups in the continent. Men and women used to come here seeking refuge from the unpredictable weather and the stalking wild animals, however, in 1895 the German pioneer Hermann Eberhard made the discovery of the site public, and identified it as the remains of prehistoric Milodon.
Do not freak out! You will find a life sized replica of the famous mammal that gave origin to the place’s name. Take a picture wrestling with the animal, or a cuter one, giving it a hug.
A wooden path will lead you directly to the entrance of the imposing and majestic cave. The echo will bounce your words, and darkness will invite you to venture into the depths of the cave.
In a small viewpoint, a wooden Milodon will be waiting for you with open jaws and claws, well prepared for the attack. Of course, there is nothing to fear. This replica seeks to draw your attention towards the remains that prove its existence more than 14,000 years ago. There, you can take pictures and learn more about this amazing animal and the secrets behind the green Patagonia (Torres del Paine.com).
When you finish, take the time to have a picnic in the surrounding area, as there are special places to eat in the middle of nature.
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