Viaducto de la polvorilla
Viaducto de la polvorilla
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Terry M
Hamilton, Canada4,897 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
The laying of the narrow gauge train tracks alone was a feat of engineering from bygone days but this bit of engineering is eye catching. It struck me as somewhat akin to a Roman aqueduct. Try photographing from various angles. It is part of the Train to the Clouds.
Written 28 October 2019
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Steve
London, UK911 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2017 • Friends
We didn't take the train but we did walk up the steep embankment and then walked across the viaduct (after the last train of the day). Its a great place to take photos. We then walked along the tracks towards the station and a disused mine. Brilliant experience.
Written 8 October 2017
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DafyAlberta
Alberta, Canada115 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2017 • Couples
We walked up the steep embankment to the train tracks, crossed the tracks with another couple we had met up there and ran into these 3 delightful goats. They were adorable. Followed us over to the other side, down the embankment and were pretty successful at jumping in our car as soon as the door was open. They provided us with an afternoon of great entertainment.
Written 14 April 2017
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Federico C
Buenos Aires, Argentina105 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2017
If you are in Salta you definitely should take the Tren A Las Nubes from San Antonio de los Cobres. It's a short ride that lasts for around 2 hours (roundtrip) but you will get to see some breathtaking landscapes and the magical Viaducto La Polvorilla. The train stops at the Viaducto for ~30 minutes, so you can take photos and buy some crafts from local artisans, and then heads back to San Antonio de los Cobres. A very important thing: make sure to sit on the left side of the train, as views from the right side aren't nearly as good. Aboard the train you will find a snack bar with free coca tea and even a small post office from which you can send (free) postcards. My suggestion: if you like to drive in mountain roads (I know I do!) rent a car and go to San Antonio de los Cobres yourself instead of taking the bus from Salta, so you can enjoy the beautiful road and the huge variety of landscapes it offers.
Written 13 April 2017
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krisfang
16 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2016 • Couples
For € 125,-- p.p. (nov. 2016) you go, after a long busdrive, by train in about 45 minutes only from San Antonio de los Cobres to the viaducto de la Polvorilla. There you wait 30 minutes and you can buy souvenirs. And then back again to San Antonio. If you are lucky you get a seat on the left side of the train. There is the best view. On the right side of the train: a lot of rocks and stones!
And then by bus from San Antonio de Llos Cobres back again to Salta.
Suggestion 1: Let people (obligatorio!) change seats on the way back!
Suggestion 2: New name for this too expensive trip: "Tren a las Piedras!!
Written 13 February 2017
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Estelle C
Upton Grey, UK196 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2017 • Couples
Simply wonderful. The train takes the viaduct really slowly so you get a lot of time for the experience. And then you reverse back and get it again!
Written 4 February 2017
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Oldjack
Greater Melbourne, Australia28,777 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2015 • Couples
The construction is in steel and is quite spectacular with nothing but rails on the top. The whole train line is a remarkable feat that took many years to complete and is now used as a tourist train. Tour buses also travel alongside the train track for 80% of the line which reaches heights exceeding 4000 meters.
Written 28 November 2015
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Ladope
Connecticut1,880 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2015
At more than 14,000 ft this railroad (narrow track) bridge is literally in middle of the clouds, it elevated 211 ft over the ground and has a length of 738 ft. On weekends a formation of the original wagons of that railroad line, runs for the tourism, and still keeping the same name: "Tren de las nubes" (Cloud's Train). The views are breathtaking.
Bridge was build at the end of the 19th century.
Written 30 October 2015
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Adriana L
Stuttgart, Germany102 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2014
Very good excursion for one day leaving from Salta city. The travel is along the river Toro, and through the montains, climbing till 4200 mts. Incredible experience, very high recommended
Written 7 July 2015
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Eva O
Brussels, Belgium57 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2013 • Couples
This viaduct is now on the new part of the Routa 40. It is an incredibly beautiful iron construction which can be compared with the Eifel tower in Paris. We visited this place at the end of our adventure tour from Tolar Grande to Purmamarca with our perfect guide Adolfo del Castillo (Tropico & Puna, Tropico y Puna). Highly recommended.
Written 27 November 2013
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