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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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  • We went with my lady, she did not come up, the effort is large. It is extremely interesting to see structures (or reconstructions in many cases), that allow us to imagine the life of native peoples forna and see natural materials, logs, rocks, etc., used to make your home. See their rooms, patios and a tomb (empty now). The rise is of medium difficulty, depending on the physical state of each. It is important to note that they built in height, as these buildings the divisaderos allowing to observe the possible arrival of enemies from afar. From the tip, it has an exceptional view across the Valley and the Creek in all directions. The climb is hard, but worth the effort.
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  • The place is very interesting, you can tour only and this very well armed. The views from there too are spectacular. There is knowing that everything you see is reconstructed in recent times, so it is the best interpretation that archaeologists might do.
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  • Very beautiful place. Amazing colours and landscapes. The full and very comfortable town to stay a few days.
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  • Archeological site, partly reconstructed, overtaken by a forest of cardòns. Little documentation on the site, and you are left wondering. Of course, the view alone grants a visit. Nice little high altitude botanical garden at the base. All in all, worth a visit if you're in the area.
  • Very interesting historical place. Inca civilization ruins. Great views from the top.
  • Incredible place in tilcara (jujuy) you have to go.
  • 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.
  • Nevada of south america. Amazing place.

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