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Description: Amazing pre-Inca fortification ruins close to the city of Tilcara.
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rustic but charming town

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 4, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

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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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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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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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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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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