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Pucara de Tilcara, Tilcara
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Perched upon a hill within a mountain ravine, Pucara de Tilcara stands as a testament to a civilization that predates the Inca. Constructed during the 10th century by the Omaguaca people, the fortified town represents the culmination of nearly 10,000 years of human habitation in the area. Visit the site and explore its 60 reconstructed stone structures, divided into a park circuit made up of "entrance," "church," and "monument" neighborhoods--each featuring a different aspect of daily life. The collective museum houses more than 5,000 artifacts from the region's native populations, dating from both before and after the Spanish conquest. Afterwards, head to the onsite botanical garden for an up-close look at a number of local cactus species. To visit Pucara de Tilcara and other attractions in Province of Jujuy, use our Province of Jujuy trip builder.
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  • A marvel of mother nature, a breath and look at life in a different way. Tilcara and your environment falls in love with. I'll be back.
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  • Place thing to visit as you can walk up a steep road not suitable for people with motor problems. Seen as dwellings were built before the arrival of colonists. From the top of the mountain there is a privileged views of the Gorge
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  • A good reconstruction of the original habitat. Although this impregnated by assumptions of researchers with imagination and scientific rigor, is almost necessary to meeting him paying attention to tourism, as guides to be University are truthful. Interesting also the Botanical Garden.
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  • Interesting ruins. Garden is mostly cacti. There are cute llamas. The ruins are on a hill so you can get a cool 360 view. There are also shops on the street outside for souvenirs. A sweet lady in the first corner shop sells milk-fruit smoothies for cheap.
  • Its a nice enough way to spend a few hours, but this isn't reason enough to visit Tilcara or this region in its own right.
  • Muy bonito
  • This beautiful place, did me not time to follow conociendolo because of the Tour were hurried to return... It is beautiful to see the Pucara, the landscape and the cactus...
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  • A place that goes straight to the heart. Argentines in general do not understand anything about them... about us. The Middle pyramid has nothing to do with them. Coin carrying that figure is a disgrace. The Board says that its culture is dead. Please. It is far from the reality. Listen to them. Moses an extraordinary guide allowed us to record those minutes in our hearts to us. Must-see place that foreigners visit more than us. Come on people!
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