Cerro Inti Huasi is one of the hills that goes back to our ancestral life. It is located 17 km from the village of Achiras, in the Sierras del Sur region . Approximately 272 km from the capital city . It was declared a cultural reserve and archaeological site, since within it are the marks of pre-Columbian history . The vestiges of an ancient civilization that gave way to this Western society in South America, in this part of the continent.
It is located in the vicinity of the town of Achiras, inviting us to take a journey through time, and go back to the era of hunting and gathering. Since he reveals to us some secrets about the way of life of the first inhabitants of this region. The most important brands of the hill are the cave paintings, the most valuable legacy left us by the Comechingona population. Because they give us indications of the dynamics that this original group handled. In this hill, you can also find other comechingon traces , which continue to remind us of the presence of these original civilizations in the region.
The comechingones lived in much of Cordoba, they are our ancestors par excellence. Among their customs, according to scholars, they stood out for making huts tucked into the ground.As if they were caves, of which to this day some are preserved. From this custom, his name arises in Quechua , as it represents part of its identity and means “Eat Earth”. Some specialists assume that this culture used Cerro Inti Huasi to carry out ceremonies and rituals.
The Ancestral Hill
Cerro Inti Huasi is a granitic massif located in the estances of Estancia Los Cerros. It has caves and eaves that have been in human occupations for at least 2,800 years. Therefore, visiting it is to be part of a millennial history, going back to the origins of the species and life in community. He's so special, he's the star of the region. Since it resembles a trunca pyramid of trapezoidal base.
From a scenographic point of view, Intihuasi Hill is the most promontory in the region. But not only for its height, which is 800 meters above sea level , but also for its shape and contrast with the surrounding mountains . In addition, it is composed of large hollowed stones, which provide a unique spectacle as they make up different figures. In this hill there are caves and eaves that were inhabited by the aborigines of the region.
The protagonists of Cerro Inti Huasi are the cave paintings. It is the illustration of countless geometric figures, representations of llamas, of man and the sun. These are pictographs that currently continue to be studied by specialists, providing key historical data. “ The general theme of the paintings denotes a common syntax: animals and humans in hunting, animals classified graphically according to their “genus”, animals or their footprints and, finally, polygonal, all very different from each other. The whole group suggests the genitive in the being of the living: they are born and die devoured, proliferate delusional and lose themselves in the plot of the rock with dramatic grace . ”
More than tourism
A visit to Cerro Inti Huasi can be healing and enriching. This kind of expeditions remind us how small we are, in the face of unknown phenomena dating back thousands of years. They give us back a little bit of the finitude of the human being and connect us with existence. It is a point where tranquility, nature and mountain air proliferate. They also have the presence of rivers and streams that embellish it . Inti Huasi is not alone, it is accompanied by its ancestral energy, native forest, native species and time marks.
To get to know this place, you can develop outdoor activities such as hiking, horseback riding, bike rides and guided excursions.
Argentina, nacida en Córdoba. Investigadora en el área de lingüística. En formación constante sobre las Letras y sobre la vida, gracias a la Universidad Nacional de Córdoba. Mis experiencias en viajes me llevaron a aprender cada vez más idiomas y querer conocer diversas culturas desde adentro. Pienso en la escritura como una herramienta para transformar el mundo y volverlo un espacio justo y equilibrado.