Costa Rica Travel News – In April of last year there were only a few stones haphazardly piled, buried in a ditch, and covered with weeds. After a downpour, the area was like a river. What was found within the Guayabo National Monument is of great significance to archaeology.
A restoration project funded by SINAC allowed the rebuilding of various structures of the archaeological site’s main complex. It’s found in Turrialba, Cartago. It consists of a 25-meter stretch of road, main entry point, two mounds and two causeways that have the appearance of walls.
The stone structures are associated with a large space which was used for public gatherings. They came almost to the point of collapse, due to the land becoming unstable from years of intense rain.
The total investment was 180 million colones. The expert team raised the structures used the same materials that were originally used. The excavation work showed them the base of the structures, which were made of rings of stone placed on top of each other and tied to the land.
The project ended with a restoration of the final part of the Caragra driveway, a stone path leading to the main square mound. The walls are stunning to the researchers, who seek to find out their original true use. They might have been used as seating or gateways.
This tourist attraction is a short day trip from San Jose. It is located in the Cartago area is a great place to take in a little bit of the history of Costa Rica.