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Pucara de Tilcara

Tilcara, Argentina
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Ranked #4 of 15 Attractions in Tilcara
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins
Description: Amazing pre-Inca fortification ruins close to the city of Tilcara.
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Jerusalem, Israel
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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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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45 reviews 45 reviews
19 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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223 attraction reviews
238 helpful votes 238 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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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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Lexington, Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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49 reviews 49 reviews
8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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38 reviews 38 reviews
9 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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