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Tilcara





Tilcara is a favorite tourist spot in the northwestern Argentina owing to its mountainous landscapes and rich native traditions. The official name of Tilcara is San Francisco de Tilcara which makes the capital town of the Tilcara Department.
The headcount in the town of Tilcara is very nominal.

The positioning of Tilcara at 2465 meters above sea level on the threshold of Grande river makes it a town boasting cool climate. The annual average temperature recorded in Tilcara is 20º Celsius.

Tilcara is separated from the provincial capital, San Salvador de Jujuy by only 84 kilometers. Tilcara is positioned beside National Route 9 which makes it an easy reach for the tourists to Tilcara . A wide range of fauna can be explored with ease in the region of Tilcara . The variety of fauna in Tilcara includes:
  • vicuñas
  • guanacos
  • ferrets
  • condors
  • viscachas

The cultural life of the natural inhabitants can be felt while trekking along the steep roads of Tilcara where you will small adobe buildings. Tilcara is famed as well for its archaeological importance. It is even considered as Archaeological Capital of Jujuy. A museum owned by Tilcara Interdisciplinary Institute showcases many archaeological pieces. The other notable locations worth visiting in Tilcara include:
  • Pucará – a fortress built by original Humahuaca Quebrada inhabitants.
  • Morado Hill
  • Paintings Museum
  • Sculptures Museum
  • Carnival Museum
The traditional festivals held in Tilcara draw in many tourists to Tilcara at any part of the year. The festivals in Tilcara that should be paid a visit by the tourists include:
  • Popular Festival of the Tilcara man
  • The Chicha Festival
  • The Pachamama Festival
  • Easter festival when Hermitages are freshly built


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Last Updated on: May 15, 2017