They are a natural formation, like a huge medieval castle with its towers surrounding, built by the erosive action of wind and river. Tradition has it that after the revolutionary triumph in Latin America in the nineteenth century, a group of brothers born in colonial Chile decided to undertake the defense of the land of the king of Spain, sowing terror in vast areas of Argentina (center - west) and Chile (current region VII and VIII). When the revolutions began to succeed in Chile, "The Pincheira" - opposed to the new regime established - decided to go underground and start a "guerrilla action" against the new government. Between 1818 and 1819 they had gathered hundreds of fighters, including Spanish, Creole and some chiefs pehuenches renegades. At first, the military actions were made on behalf of the Spanish Crown and the defense of their land. Subsequently, the adventures of the last American realists became simple looting. The site is now known as Pincheira Castles It was used by the leader José Antonio Pincheira and his forces to retreat after acts of vandalism committed. Over 14 years harvested boots that hid succulent valleys strategically located in northern Neuquén and southern Mendoza. But the fate of the brothers lasted until the summer of 1832. The Chilean Colonel Manuel Bulnes then literally exterminated. But the military could not kill Joseph A. Pincheira, who fled with a handful of men. Undoubtedly the most striking is the fabulous treasure of "The Pincheira" that remains unclear in exactly your destination.
It is located 27km west of the city of Malargüe. • Dramatic Landscape to recreate the view for its rock formations eroded by wind and rain with formations resembling castles. Stories of bandits are mixed with popular legends. You can go hiking, rafting, horseback riding, photo safaris and trekking in winter white campsite offers a full sink.