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Pucara de Tilcara

Tilcara, Argentina
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Ranked #4 of 12 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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Hong Kong, China
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366 reviews 366 reviews
202 attraction reviews
189 helpful votes 189 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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3 attraction reviews
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
6 helpful votes 6 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
2 helpful votes 2 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
10 helpful votes 10 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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34 reviews 34 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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