El Chasqui, San Miguel de Tucuman

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Pay a visit to the statue of El Chasqui, which celebrates an essential part of Incan history. The chasquis were a team of highly trained, agile, and speedy messengers tasked with delivering important messages and orders throughout the Inca empire. Sometimes running unbelievable distances of 240 km (149 mi), the chasquis had a set of rules and equipment to maximize efficiency. Pay special attention to this statue's representation of the quipu (a kind of pouch where they carried written information based on a set of codes), and pututua (a kind of trumpet to sound clarion calls). It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to El Chasqui and many more San Miguel de Tucuman attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's San Miguel de Tucuman itinerary planner.
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  • July 27, 2017
    It is a good excuse to make a stopover on the way to Tafi del Valle, and have a nice view from the lookout point (there are explanatory posters of what one is watching). There are various explanatory posters of the monument, in relation to the author, and because of the monument, and the details of the sculpture.
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  • July 11, 2017
    Bombastic sculpture immersed within the Yungas, from where you have an incredible panoramic view
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  • June 24, 2017
    A tour with beautiful landscapes up to the monument to the chasqui (the "Postman" of the Incas). There are sales of crafts in the area that sell for very little money things really very nice. A curiosity: true chasquis wore no loincloth, given that bothered them for running great distances to carry the news. But the spouse of the Governor at the time of construction, thought it immodest to see intimate parties and ordered to place a loincloth... things that happen in our Argentina.
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