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Pucara de Tilcara

Tilcara, Argentina
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Ranked #3 of 12 attractions in Tilcara
Type: Ancient Ruins
Description: Amazing pre-Inca fortification ruins close to the city of Tilcara.
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Kingston, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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Lexington, Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

Just a short walk out of town. A must if you are interested in the history of the area. You walk through a partial reconstruction of these ruins and enjoy a panoramic view of the area. It gives you some idea of what life was like back then. There is a nice little botanical garden at the entrance

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Hausen am Albis, Switzerland
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45 reviews 45 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

It's a good 20 minutes walk from and back to the city with a stunning view from the top - but forget about the rest.

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Eugene, Oregon
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33 reviews 33 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

This reconstructed archeological site is located on the outskirts of Tilcara. You can get there either by walking about 30 minutes on a dusty road or by taking a short cab ride from town. You can ask the driver to wait and take you back to town for a reasonable price. The site itself is interesting, but the main attraction... More

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Milan, Lombardia, Italy
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

the panoramic view is good, and the cactus too, but the monument on the top is really awful... It is free on mondays. There are llamas and a botanic garden.

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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

A very interesting place, what a shame they provide a guided tour in Spanish only. I d love to know more about it, although, the information on the trail were quite concetrated. Attention - the trail becomes "many trails" after few minutes - if you walk alone, absolutely take a map with you :). Anyway, there are so many visitors... More

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Cordoba, Argentina
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

If you're interested in taking a walk for a couple of hours, this site is highly recommended. I traveled alone and visited the tourist information where a guide was suggested for that day. Take a bottle of water and keep yourself hydrated. The view is breathtaking, it's a very quite place.

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St. Moritz, Switzerland
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198 reviews 198 reviews
33 attraction reviews
280 helpful votes 280 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

The reconstruction of the pre-inca fort is not the reason to travel that far, but if you are in the area, it is worth visiting to get an impression and for the view from this elevated point.

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Los Angeles, California
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43 reviews 43 reviews
35 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

It is a pre Inca fort and cactus garden outside the city of Tilcara. It is interesting if you like cactus and architecture and history. For more info and photos go to http://havefunflysafe.com/2013/08/18/things-i-have-learned-in-jujuy-argentina/

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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

To be honest the view from the hill is more impressive than the reconstructed village - they admit on several of the signs that archeologically speaking this place is pretty poor, with many of the ruins built over by modern reconstructions and a monument at the top that is completely unrelated to the history of the area. But it's nice... More

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