Algarrobo Historico, Purmamarca

Algarrobo Historico represents a marvel of nature: a tree with twisted and numerous trunks over the age of 600 years. The tree's location next to a church has some prescribing it with mystical qualities, proclaiming it "the wishing tree." Another legend maintains that General Manuel Belgrano and his troops rested underneath the tree's substantial canopy as respite from the war. Given the tree's central location, you can combine your visit with other attractions. See Algarrobo Historico and all Province of Jujuy has to offer by arranging your trip with our Province of Jujuy journey planner.
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  • Beside the church there is a historical carob tree. To see it pass to visit the Church, the square and the cabildo
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  • Next to the Church of Purmamarca is rooted a large tree of 700 years historian Algarrobo. Does not go unnoticed.
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  • It is a tree... hard to say. It is attractive with a story of a villager... It is next to the Church.
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  • Unique landscape
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  • Historic mesquite on Belgrano Street, to the left of the Church, is one of the most important and oldest of the province historical symbols: the historic algarrobo. It is a copy of black carob tree whose diameter Cup is approximately 30 m, with a maximum height of 13 m. Its age is estimated, according to studies conducted by INTA, in 620 years. According to the legend, it was at the foot of the carob tree where, in the year 1594, the local chieftain Viltipoco, was captured by Francisco de Argañaraz and Murguia (then Governor of Jujuy), sniper being while slept the siesta under the shade. The tree is witness, at the beginning of the 19th century, the campaign of General Manuel Belgrano in command of the army of the North.
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  • Incredible specimen with over 700 years of life.
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  • All Purmamarca is a beauty!
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  • It feels special to rest in its shade. Very nice Church from the side.
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