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Pucara de Tilcara, Tilcara
Categories: Ruins, Tourist Spots
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 Tilcara, use our Tilcara trip builder.
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Muy lindo lugar para conocer un poco de historia y palparla. Es un lindo paseo que no lleva mucho tiempo. Hay que ir.Very nice place to learn a bit of history and feel it. It is a nice ride that not time-consuming. You should go.show original
No hay lugar como este en la Argentina; ningún otro te muestra como aquí la forma en que vivían los indígenas más desarrollados del país. Bien armado, bien explicado, fácil de recorrer, rodeado de un ... read more »There is no place like this in the Argentina; any other shows you like here the way they lived the more developed indigenous people of the country. Well armed, well explained, easy to navigate, surrounded by a spectacular landscape. It is a crime to pass long. Even I think that ir is to Jujuy and not go there is a nonsense. Yes, of course, has several inaccuracies unforgivable techniques for a specialist, and even with the tome that in the Centre (improperly called monument) should have wiped out fundamental ruins, but home is very fine. If you want to see something similar but without retouched, only unearthed, they will have to go to the ruins of Quilmes. They are as they discovered them, but they do not have roofs, which complicates the picture that one is given of how these people lived.show original
Bello,impactante! Hay que estar ahí para vivirlo.El paisaje es único,color,magia,historia.Para los que todavía no fueron,es el lugar par caminar y sacar las fotos mas lindas.Beautiful, shocking! It should be there to experience it. The landscape is unique, color, magic, history. For those who still were not, is the place for walking and taking pictures of the most beautiful.show original
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.
Alejandro Carrillo Jiménez
Franko ZerpaPROUD OF BEING FROM JUJUY!... I AM JUJUY.show original
Cecilia ZerbosAlthough the buildings of the place are far from replicas of the historic Pukara, may not be going. The views are beautiful. A place that calls you to reflect on the archaeology, sociology and human behavior throughout the history of mankind.show original
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