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“Historic site” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Pucara de Tilcara

Pucara de Tilcara
Tilcara, Argentina
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Owner description: Amazing pre-Inca fortification ruins close to the city of Tilcara.
Grayslake, Illinois
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“Historic site”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2012

well worth or a must place to visit when in or near Tilcara. Not well marked directions but once you are there it is easy to spent one hour exploring the rebuild city of old.

Visited October 2012
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“Good views but dissapointed with the lack of authenticity”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2012

Beautiful views from the top but the ruins were reconstructed withinthe past 80 years. The pyramid at the top was constructed very recently as a memorial to the archeologists who worked on the ruins so it is not a ruin.

Visited September 2012
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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“Tries to look like what it was”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2012

You should go with a guide so you can understand the meaning of a Pucara. It is not real, it was re built so you do not know for sure if it was like that. When you get to the top you have a pyramid NOT RELATED AT ALL WITH THE PEOPLE WHO LIVED THERE, so it has no meaning at all. The view is very good. If you are not trained of used to height it will be a little hard for you to climb it up, but with patience you will do it!

Visited June 2012
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Melbourne, Australia
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“fascinating”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2012

This is a pre-Hispanic inca fortress, partly rebuilt. The landscape is eerily beautiful (we took over a hundred photos) and you should devote about 1-2 hours to wander around. The entry ticket also gets you in to the museum in town.

Visited May 2012
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Buenos Aires
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“Breath taking view”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2012

A very well preserved fort from a prehispanic town

Visited May 2012
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