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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.
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good39%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“pre inca” (4 reviews)
“short walk” (3 reviews)
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Tilcara, Argentina
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Littlebit of a climb to the top. The ruins are interestingand information was both in Spanisn and English. We loved the small cactus garden. The monumnets were less impressive.

Thank djpend
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Monday is free entrance, otherwise you have to pay 100 Pesos per person. Its nothing spectacular to see. A nice view.

Thank Sturmmeise
Reviewed 6 May 2017

Most of the Pucara townsite has been uncovered and restored and walking around can be done easily and without hassle. The interpretive signs throughout provide good information (in Spanish and English), but the more modern monument to two archeologists is a bit garish and out...More

Thank Gen S
Reviewed 10 January 2017

The site is very nice and interesting. It has been very well reconstructed. But it is awful to see a modern monument dedicated not to the old people who lived there, but to modern people who helped in the reconstruction. Very bad taste really. I´ve...More

Thank GabyML1301
Reviewed 4 December 2016

We enquired in the local tourist office about visiting this attraction and we were advised that it is now closed together with the small adjacent cactus garden. I was unable to ascertain whether or not the closure was permanent.

Thank Plymouthtraveller8
Reviewed 18 November 2016

The walk from town is not so far and this was a nice place to wander around exploring the old ruins. Just make sure that you have your sunscreen on, when the suns out :) Visited October 2015

Thank Wherenextdaddy
Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Tilcara is a great little town with own simple identity. Adobe dwellings, Andean people, beautiful setting. You must visit.

Thank Roderick1
Reviewed 19 October 2016

We took the guided local tour and it was great to learn the history of the place, first built by the origin people and then conquered by the INCAS who brought all their knowledge that comes with a fee. they lived in this kind of...More

Thank scorreas
Reviewed 16 September 2016

For me, it was the first time seeing these huge cacti in such an astonishing number. You'll walk between them and the old ruins, to the top of the hill where an amazing 360 view probably will make you wanna sit down. Very easy hike...More

1  Thank Oskar J
Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

Very interesting site. Takes 40-60 minutes. 20min walk from the town center. Entry fee is AR$50 p.P. and with the Ticket you get free Entry into the Museum, that's located at the town square. You can explore it on your own or wait for a...More

Thank Jonas A
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