"Humahaca : my favourite Quechua town and region" Humahuaca by ptitetoile
Humahuaca Travel Guide: 31 reviews and 137 photos
Humahuaca (3000 m.) is a very picturesque and traditional town from the XVI century, located in the Quebrada de Humahuaca, in the North of Salta, in the Northwest of Argentina. Until the XIX century it was one of the main commercial centres of the Alto Perú, the largest settlement between Jujuy and the Bolivian border.
Its narrow cobbled streets and low houses made of adobe that still keep their ancient shape give to the village a really charming atmosphere...
I felt there in another time...in fact, it is like it has always been...an indian town with all its characteristics...The empty paved streets (cars are also very rare) give a wonderful perspective...and the Quechua population in traditionnal clothes makes it even more authentic.
Humahuaca (that takes its name from an ancien tribe) is also the name of the region and the canyon (Quebrada) that was created by the river Rio Grande.
The Quebrada is a protected heritage of the humanity for its civilization and villages but also for its colorful mountains (The valley of the painter). From Jujuy to Humahuaca, the road n°9 crosses incredibly nice landscapes and mountains...
I recommand the ride!!!!! The greatest places of the Quebrada de Humahuaca are Purmamarca, Tilcara, Uquia, Maimará and Humahuaca itself!
Uquia is a very small village (one street and some houses) with a wonderful little church known for its paintings from... more travel advice
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