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RP436, fromSan Juan to Iglesia





































Picturesque road that crosses the western cord of the precordillera and discovers the valley of Iglesia , recumbent to the foot of the majestic mountain range Nevada .

Itinerary of 170 km for a paved road. It is recommended to leave early to carry out half tomorrow's picnic in the mirador of the hill of The Crucecita (pampas of Gualilán). There is fuel in The Flores, to 181 km .


Leave San Juan (Km. 0 in the square May 25) for the Av. Rawson heading for the north (later on it calls himself RN40). It is a tree-lined boulevard with jacarandaes and drunk sticks, where will find stations of service, proveedurías and kiosks. After crossing the Av. of Circumvallation for a bridge vial, it will enter to the small department of Chimbas, name that was applied generically to the indigenous establishments located next to important courses of water and that it indicates the vicinity of a river, From 1947 the area is an industrial park, in which highlight the modern building of the Slaughterhouse and the enormous galpones of the former Provincial Cellar CAVIC.

Later on, it will cross the river formerly San Juan mighty whose waters are dammed for it dams it of Ullum. Of their width and stony channel the ripieros to extract transporting material, indicating, with shovels nailed next to the road, their readiness for the work. The north band of the river, called Albardón for their lomadas, it is earth of arbors that are integrated with San Martin's fertile towns and Angaco.

The route continues to the northwest, skirting the mountain of Villicum for a hill that allows distant views of the valley of Tulum . In the km 32 open up, to the right, the RP821 in 67 km on the way consolidated it takes to the remote Mogna.




This isolated village with remains of old walls them it is territory of marshes and salares, where the river Jáchal languishes in its final tract. Mogna, of «moquina» (it dilutes dirty), it was founded in 1753 by the corregidor of Whose, Don Eusebio of Lima and Melo, following the command of the Meeting of Populations from Chile . It responded to the order of their aboriginal ones. who refused to undergo the jurisdiction of the recently founded Villa of San José of Jáchal. December 4. Mogna celebrates Santa Bárbara's Employer Party, of deep local root.


Continuing for the RN40 toward San José of Jáchal, after a badenes tract the long one begins on the way to the voyage, with a vast bolsón covered medanoso for material erosionado of the cords precordilleranos. In this place, the absence of water is almost absolute. AI to begin the decade of the 30, the territory was furrowed by the railroad from San Juan to San José of Jáchal, parallel to the road whose stations replaced old and precarious posts.

In the km 55 Talacasto are: there, deviate for the RP436 toward the northwest to leave the valley of Matagusanos and to undertake a long ascent for a territory of strong relief precordillerano toward the valley of Iglesia . This route followed the Expedition Cabot of the Army Liberator that February 15 1817 took the Chilean port of Coquimbó .

For an on the way to badenes that usually interrupts during the rains, crosses between the mountains of Talacasto and Tambolar,

In the km 74, signalled to the right of the road are the thermal baths of Talacasto, some natural bathrooms of sulfurous water in the hillside of the mountain that don't have infrastructure, but they are converged by villagers. Skirting the High of Talacasto crosses the portezuelo Crucecita, to 1.960 m .s.n,m.. Travel the picturesque gulch of the She-ass and it will end in a beautiful paramillo with imposing views toward the Pampas of Gualilán.


Pampas of Gualilán


It is a contained plain covered with silts erosionados of the neighboring mountains, deposited by the wind and the rains. The glides of the mountain waters feed temporary streams that are absorbed by the sandbank, forming marshes. To this phenomenon mentions the name of Gualilán: in language vejoz. «guag ilaam» it means «death of the water».


After a long straight line that crosses the pampas you arrives to La Cienaga(km 103).


La Cienaga


It is an old cattle stay with poplars and herdsmen and era a point of stop of the carts that took wheat to San Juan for their commercialization. In 1817 it was post in the system of communications of the Expedition Cabot.

Later on, the position of goats appears The Marsh, to the foot of the long mountain of the Hibernation to whose protected valleys, abundant of water and good grasses and where the livestock is taken during the winter.

The road continues to the north to the Mine of Gualilán (auriferous).


Mine of Gualilán


In 1867, during Sarmiento's presidency, the biggest J. I. Rickard carried out a rigorous inspection of the mines. For their favorable reports was formed the English Company of Gualilán, but the capricious veins, exploded with the technology of then, they could only feed a modest pirquineo, what caused the soon abandonment of the mine. Today it only conserves remains of tunnels.

In this point. the route begins to stray toward the west to cross the cords western precordilleranos for a picturesque succession of small valleys and gulches that culminate in the portezuelo of the Colorado (km 129), with the biggest height ( 2.870 m .s,n.m.) and the best panoramas.

Then, the Barrealito (a curious extension of hardened clay, flat and whitish) announces the next arrival to the beautiful valley of Iglesia that is discovered from the high thing, wrapped in an incredibly transparent atmosphere, to the foot of the imposing mountain range.

The route descends to the valley and it arrives, in the km 170, to Iglesia.

Near 6 km later on, by the RN150, it will arrive to the center of the tourism of this Sector


Hotel Thermal baths of Pismanta


This located to an altitude 2.010 m .s.n.m. and this paymaster the whole year. The thermal bathrooms can also visit one another for the day, paying entrance. To 185 km of San Juan , the place offers the advantages of its climate dry cordillerano, with intense solar radiation and thermal slopes that sprout at 45°C . The hotel is comfortable, simple and calm the new sector is more comfortable.

It offers good food and thermal bathrooms to different temperatures. as well as a magnificent pileta outdoors, in the middle of desert and with an imposing bottom of mountains, where it is possible to take a bath from October until April. In the surroundings they are other similar volcanic slopes (still without tourist exploitation) and a barreal that visits one another freely and to the one that therapeutic values are attributed.

The thermal baths were known from the before Columbus time and the aboriginal ones attributed their healing values to the presence of spirits in the vapors of the hot waters and the intense sun, to which surrendered cult. Pismanta corresponds to the cacique's name that governed the place, in the moment in that the Spanish colonization took place.

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