Pucara de Tilcara, Tilcara

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. Make Pucara de Tilcara a part of your Province of Jujuy vacation plans using our Province of Jujuy travel itinerary planner.
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  • This recreated Inca fort & dwelling is very good and worth the visit & great views of area. We visited at 9am so quiet & cooler.  more »
  • It is near the Center. It seems to me that it is preferable to walk and not get directly by taxi because the road until you reach the place worth going around it.
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  • Tilcara is a great place in the ravine. Pucara is an anthropological importances Inca construction. Don't look for Cuzco, this is modest. But there is formed our great anthropologists.
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  • Magnificent place, full of history! Landscapes are breathtaking, if you are around this area, it’s definitely worth it.
  • A very nice place which is worth a small detour from RN 9. I especially recommend the ruins over the garden.
  • Solid place, lots of stone houses, cactuses and mountain panoramas
  • It was an Inca civilization ruin. The historical story is interesting. Also you can see the rainbow mountain.
  • Delicious Tilcara, a town with its own magic and Pucara a hill with the most beautiful colors
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