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From the plaza, a staircase climbs to the Monumento made by the Tilcara sculptor Ernesto Soto Avendaño. The Indian statue is a example of indigenismo, a nationalist tendency in Latin American art and literature that romantically extols the virtues of native cultures. Even if the statue is not interesting for you, the view from there on the village is really beautiful.
Well, this is the river that created the Quebrada de Humahuaca : who could guess that this little thing could create such a marvel???
After the chapel, the curved path with the goats, this is what you can see, on the top of the white mountain : cactus everywhere and a wonderful valley.
And once again, I let my imagination flow :
I loved the cactus on the front...do they not look like dancers in the arms of each other?
The walk is really nice to the chapel, but even nicer if you go further on the path penetrating in the heart of the moutain...you will then see a strange vegetation covering the curved path and also goats!
The chapel built in the rock is a really nice place and offers a very nice view of the valley. The white of the rocks is really strong even with the sun of 7pm and make you feel in another lunar world!
A nice walk to do if you have time is to follow the Av. Ejercito del Norte till the Peña Blanca, a white mountain/cliff situated at one end of the valley. We did this trail, passing through adobe houses and adobe field, without knowing that it way so nice up there and that there was actually something special to see : at the end, at the foot of the white hill, there was a stair leading to a little chapel integrated in the rock with a blue virgin... a discovering that suprised us and that we enjoyed very much! The view on the valley is also wonderful!
Directions: Follow the direction of the Hotel Posada del Sol and then follow the path, on the other side of the Rio Grande
Old people there like to help you, to guide you and explain you some things about the town...even if they are old and handicaped! But of course, a little peso is always welcomed!!!!
The streets of Humahuaca are wonderful...Empty , they give a feeling of isolated old town in the desert...the cobbled stones reflect the light of the sun that extend the horizont...like a dead town of a poetic beauty...And when they become alive thanks to the population, they get this authentic indian atmosphere...hats and indian ponchos colors the streets bleached by the sun...
The cabildo is famous for its clock tower, where a life-size figure of San Fransisco Solano emerges daily at noon to deliver a benediction. I haven't had the chance to see it but maybe a next time ;-) It was already very nice to see the building anyway ;-)
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