Museo Posta de Los Hornillos, Tilcara

If you’re a history or architecture buff, make a point to stop by Museo Posta de Los Hornillos. Built in 1772, the postal station dates from the colonial era and was an important station in the battle for independence. Visit the museum inside to view relics from colonial times, including art, furniture, weapons, and tools. Many heroes of the independence rested here after battling against the royalists, such as General Manuel Belgrano. You can view some interesting letters belonging to Belgrano, as well as the bed he slept in while he was there. A small chapel stands nearby as well, but it can only be viewed from the outside. Museo Posta de Los Hornillos is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our world travel planner, Province of Jujuy Edition.
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  • This old colonial fort is worth a visit for the historical significance, there isn't too much to see inside, it's more trying to soak up the history.  more »
  • The Posta de Hornillos is one of the many that had in the Viceroyalty of the Río de la Plata, its existence is not widespread though it is important because there he rested the General Belgrano and whose bed is displayed; and other heroes who fought for independence. Its architecture is colonial and inside are many of the objects used at that time. We arrived on Sunday, September 10, and despite the fact that it was closing, the man who is in charge of the post, time opened us the doors, he described us some facts, kindly answered our questions. Almost at the end of the visit we have a stone clearly showing a footprint and a sign says it's a dinosaur that was found the Maimará, before my consultation the Lord responded kindly and extended information. I think that it is well preserved, I believe that it must not add technology since it would lose its historic essence, not everything has to be Zeitgeist, if kept; and this place is very careful
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  • To understand the communication system in the years of the independence battles, it is worthwhile for a couple of hours at the site. Assembling the guide who had very good preparation, excellent predisposition for responds to queries, not set it aside
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