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Amazing pre-Inca fortification ruins close to the city of Tilcara.
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All reviews pre inca inca fortress interesting ruins botanic gardens small town machu picchu ancient village well worth the visit nice walk pre hispanic couple of hours late afternoon take your time reconstruction site cactus hill
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Reviewed 2 days ago

A true and real historic and ancient place, but reconstructed in a way that you will shake your head. If it would have been done today archeologists would do it pretty differently. But anyhow it is a place to visit and the view on the...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank 384ehf
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Interesting place in Tilcara. Easy walk, cheap entrance fee. We spent one hour as this was the 2nd time we visited. It’s a mandatory attraction if you are in Tilcara!.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank adrianlmarano
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely cactus gardens to wander through on your way to the reconstructed ruins. So worth the visit when in Tilcara. Great sites, great views and only 300peso per person. So worth the visit.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Maree R
Reviewed 9 September 2019 via mobile

This is one of the places where ancient cultures of the Montes Andinos remain. It is an espectacular place, surrounded by a dessert of impressive cactus and most importantly, a place to meet with a part of History.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank blancag405
Reviewed 10 August 2019

This is not an authentic, historic site. The archeologists and architects recreated a village, and unfortunately added a non-Inca pyramid at the top of the site. All of that said, it is worth your time to understand what life may have looked like in the...More

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank Monty S
Reviewed 9 May 2019

Good place to visit even if has been very restructured by the early archeologist. In any case you can take an idea of the original emplacement and enjoy the views from the hill.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Jupiter81
Reviewed 4 April 2019

The Pucará de Tilcara was a pre-Inca fortification or Pucará located on a hill just outside the small town of Tilcara, in the northwest Argentine province of Jujuy. The location was strategically chosen to be easily defensible and to provide good views over a long...More

Date of experience: March 2019
3  Thank Deborah T
Reviewed 29 March 2019

This ancient fort overlooks the entire canyon. The early houses were reconstructed by the early archaeologists without regard for authenticity. But, forgetting the mistakes of those early scientists, it is a very interesting and well presented attraction, well worth the visit. Take the time to...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank nancym910
Reviewed 25 March 2019 via mobile

This is being marketed as pre-Incan ruins but all it is a reconstruction. The insulting part is that they reconstructed the place without regard to what it was or would have been in the Incan times. They did not use the right materials, they had...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank DRDawson
Reviewed 4 February 2019

This a pre-Incan site that sits on a sloping hill that drops off into a stream. It was a fortress as well as a city. Early archeologists reconstructed some buildings in various parts of the site but they didn't follow historical building methods and so...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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