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Pucara de Tilcara

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Address: Tilcara, Argentina
Phone Number: 03884955073
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Amazing pre-Inca fortification ruins close to the city of Tilcara.

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Great site to visit in gorgeous environment

Apart from the drive from Salta to Tilcara, which was gorgeous and very do-able in a day (we left around 11AM and arrive in Tilcara around 3.30PM, the visit to Pucara de Tilcara... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 21, 2015
Vleuten, The Netherlands
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015 via mobile

If you want to visit interesting ruins in the NOA, you might be disappointed with these ones. The only good point is the view (which is not the most amazing in the area) and the walk through all the cactus. We still don't understand why it is considered as THE thing to do in the area

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Vleuten, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

Apart from the drive from Salta to Tilcara, which was gorgeous and very do-able in a day (we left around 11AM and arrive in Tilcara around 3.30PM, the visit to Pucara de Tilcara was great! They offer brochures in English with background information, and there is a self-guided tour through the ruins. We spend about an hour at the ruins,... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

This is an ideal short walk (or even shorter drive) from Tilcara allowing for some insights into the culture of previous inhabitants of the valley, while enjoying the view from the hill. Explanations are short but to the point, the rehabilitated parts give a good idea of how the city looked like. As a bonus a stroll through the small... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

On our journey to the Indian Ruin, we made a picnic lunch under a huge tree along the way. It's the best lunch I enjoyed. Tilcara is a pleasant town. It's nice to walk around to indulge myself in serenity, rustic ambiance. The town itself is surrounded by colorful mountains. I walked up the Indian Ruin. The view is breathtaking... More 

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Barueri, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 via mobile

This place is a must see. Excellent craft stores, restaurants and a gorgeous sunset. A better option than staying in Purmamarca.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

another place to visit. You can fell the ancientness, you can feel still the presence of the aborigines. The temple, on the top, and the terrace to view everything is a nice experience! The town, down, is really a touristic place, different from town like purmamarca. Prices in the market are expensive, you can find bank (strange in dry place... More 

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Paris, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Very nice place to visit, the guide knew a lot about the place and surroundings, very interesting ! Don't miss the archeological museum in Tilcara.

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Short walk from town, a must place to visit, The one line steel bridge to get to the Pucara is a nice place for pictures. The devil's throat is a nice walk to do also wile in Tilcara, don't be surprise if the locals dogs joint you in the walk.

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Vancouver, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

This looks better from afar. The reconstruction is well done and the history is somewhat well explained, but other ruins in the area (Quilmes near Cafayate, or the Pucara in San Pedro de Atacama) seemed more impressive to me. Great views of Maimara and the Quebrada in general though.

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Hillsboro, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

the Pucara de Tilcara is beautiful and definitely worth a hike– I think you can catch a taxi there too, but from the center of town it's maybe a 15-20 minute walk. The view is gorgeous, and there are little placards throughout the Pucara with history and cultural information. There's also llamas and a botanical garden before you walk up... More 

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