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Pucara de Tilcara

Tilcara, Argentina
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Ranked #4 of 19 Attractions in Tilcara
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins, Cultural
Owner description: Amazing pre-Inca fortification ruins close to the city of Tilcara.
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Cultural
Owner description: Amazing pre-Inca fortification ruins close to the city of Tilcara.

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Buenos Aires, Distrito Federal, Argentina
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Mi esposa y yo visitamos este lugar hace algunas dias. Los paisajes espectaculares naturales y montanosos, muy impresionante. Preinca fortficacion, increible! Es altamente recomenado! My wife and I visited this area a few days ago. What can I say, dramatic mountainous landscapes, very impressive. Incredible views of the valley of the Rio Grande. It is a pre-Inca fortification. Amazing!! It... More 

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Victoria, BC Canada
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189 reviews 189 reviews
61 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

You can easily spend an hour here and the signs are in English and there is an English brochure to pick up.

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Montreal, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Would have like more information in English to understand the outside site. the museum is interesting.

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Jerusalem, Israel
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Take 2-3 hours, no need for car as you can get there by walking from any place of the town. Lovely visit, Interesting place.

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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50 reviews 50 reviews
13 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

This fort is on top of a hill. Nice renevated. I did not realize that the inca's did arrive in Argentina. Small walk from the village Tilcara. Also nice view over the highway.

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Hasselt, Belgium
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47 reviews 47 reviews
19 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

The pucara is a restored pucara , and nice to walk around , but when they put in a pyramid on top , they destroyed the authenticity of the place . The people in South America never build a pyramid . So what is the meaning of it ? To attract ignorant tourists ? I wasn't very enthousiastic about it... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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230 attraction reviews
274 helpful votes 274 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

The view from the top of the ruins are first-class. Opt to walk up the ruins by the longer route, which snakes through the ruins and tall sentinel cactuses. After which, you can take the shorter but less photogenic route down to the car park. Go with a tour agency for a guided tour and commentary.

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Novosibirsk, Russia
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4 attraction reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

cost 25 pesos to see re-contraction of old buildings and botanic garden for cactus. Cactus were cool !

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Mansfield, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

This is a very interesting archeological site; very well-done and educational. In addition, the views from the top are spectacular.

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Kingston, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

Much better than expected. Easy access, great views and the reconstruction gives a,n excellent representation of the actual site. Can drive right to the base and then a 400 m walk. 5 USD entrance

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