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Address: Tilcara, Argentina
Description: Amazing pre-Inca fortification ruins close to the city of Tilcara.
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gorgeous little hike

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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Hillsboro, Oregon
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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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South Portland, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

The tour guide for our drive through Humahuaca Gorge stopped here and said we could either walk the village or go see the ruins. We opted for the ruins and were pleasantly surprised how much we enjoyed the ruins, the scenery with lots of cactus and the amazing views from the top. Many, many great vistas for photos. From the... More 

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Take the trek to the top of Tilcara to see the historic tomb and homes. At the tops of the trek, you will have the best views of the colorful valley of Jujuy. Worth the walk to the top.

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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Interesting ruins and reconstruction of ancient village. Lovely botanic gardens with birds. Good information on the boards in the parks

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

This hill fortress and look-out post is, I am told, the sole remaining example of a chain of similar defensive devices (possibly as many as 150) built by a pre-Incan tribe that came to develop a sort of federated state incorporating a substantial part of the surrounding region, including areas of Chile, Bolivia and Peru. They were eventually conquered by... More 

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Buenos Aires, Distrito Federal, Argentina
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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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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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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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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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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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