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Pucara de Tilcara

Tilcara, Argentina
+54 388 495-5073
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Amazing pre-Inca fortification ruins close to the city of Tilcara.
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Tilcara, Argentina
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"cactus garden"
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"interesting ruins"
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"inca fortress"
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"botanic gardens"
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"town square"
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"machu picchu"
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"llama farm"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Excellent ruins to see and a great small city a couple of hours away from Humahuaca. Really nice botanical garden with cactus from many different species

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a huge area that allows you to walk out into a dramatic part of the Tilcara hills. You can sense the history as you walk. We were almost put off by reviewer complaints about the ugly modern pyramid, but don't be. Its a...More

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Reviewed July 2, 2018 via mobile

We were on the fence regarding a visit to this restored ruin and I’m glad we did. It’s very well restored and resembles Machu Picchu in some ways! It’s well worth a visit!

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Reviewed May 23, 2018 via mobile

This place looks nice and it is a fun thing to do if you have some extra time. Probably a good thing to get a guide, so you can get some information. It’s a nice walk and the scenery is beautiful.

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Reviewed April 19, 2018 via mobile

We arrived here in late afternoon which allowed for some nice light to photograph the cactus. Much of the village is reportedly rebuilt. It’s very interesting to see. There are rocky paths that may be too much for folks with mobility issues or strollers. I...More

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Reviewed April 17, 2018

The Pucara is the main feature of Tilcara and provides an interesting set of ruins of an Inca fortress amongst giant cacti and with a spectacular backdrop. We came here in the late afternoon and very much enjoyed the walk around the Pucara, together with...More

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Reviewed March 20, 2018 via mobile

This recreated Inca fort & dwelling is very good and worth the visit & great views of area. We visited at 9am so quiet & cooler.

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Reviewed March 17, 2018

Although largely reconstructied the site is a really interesting glimpse into pre colonial life in this wild area. The setting is awesome so worth visiting just for the 360 degree views. The cactus formations are equally beautiful - some we were told are 300 years...More

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Reviewed January 13, 2018 via mobile

Colorful little town with a very nice flea market with real artisan work, very colorful and big variety

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Reviewed December 13, 2017 via mobile

We went on Monday because its free that day, and luckily, because I was really disappointed. Yes, the views from the hi are nice and there are loads of cactusses - but archeologically this site has nothing to offer. Everything is reconstructed, nothing is old......More

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