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Oh the landscapes

QUEBRADA DE HUMAHUACA. Vividly colored landscapes frame a group of villages where time seems to stand still. One of the most beautiful villages is Purmamarca, an indigenous village lying against the Cerro de los Siete Colores (Seven-colour Mount) which strata illustrates various geological ages. Further on, there is an area of mountains with bright-coloured stripes, known as La Paleta del Pintor (The Artist's Pallet), in Maimará. One of the most outstanding attractions in this ravine is the Pucará de Tilcara, a fortified town built by the Omaguaca natives in pre-Columbian times. A monolith marks the Tropic of Capricorn, where each June 21st at midday the sun casts an exactly perpendicular shadow, and the celebration of the aborigines’ new year begins (Inti Raymi - Sun Festival). Humahuaca was founded by the Spanish by the end of the XVI century. Its church and Carnival Museum exhibit some of the region’s customs. Approximately 12 Km away, the mysterious ruins of what used to be terraces for growing Coctaca can be seen.

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  • Pros:Vividly colored landscapes
  • In a nutshell:Landscapes from Heaven
  • Last visit to Humahuaca: Sep 2002
  • Intro Updated Aug 19, 2003
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  • SLLiew's Profile Photo
    Feb 24, 2007 at 6:15 PM

    Wow... amazing landscape. Makes me want to go there this weekend : ) Also like your "lcoal people" photo closeups.

  • cbeaujean's Profile Photo
    Jan 16, 2004 at 9:29 AM

    on the way from salta/jujuy to la quiaca,a must stop we remember!wonderful pics of a wonderful country!...very good people shots!

  • kiwi's Profile Photo
    Sep 10, 2003 at 5:14 AM

    I've never heard of this place, but it is SO very interesting. The colours are fantastic!! And I enjoyed your people shots too. Thanks, Pam.

  • pili's Profile Photo
    Aug 24, 2003 at 2:38 PM

    Another beautful page, Paul! The pics are wonderful! Thanks.-


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