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Jujuy


San Salvador de Jujuy is the capital. Distance from Buenos Aires 1643 kms. Relaxing spa at Termas de Reyes. Popular festivities are the colorful carnivals of La Quiaca and the Quebrada de Humahuaca, Holy week in Yavi (with beautiful gold finishing church) and Tilcara. Festivities in homage to the Patron Virgin in Humahuaca and Casabindo with religiousness mixed with pagan rites.

Conforming the vividly colored landscape of the Quebrada de Humahuaca the most beautiful and outstanding is Purmamarca, an indigenous village set against the Cerro de Siete Colores (the mountain of the seven colours) the strata illustrating the various geological ages extending across the mountains known as La Paleta del Pintor in Maimará.

One of outstanding attractions is the Pucará de Tilcara, a fortified town built by the Omaguaca natives of pre Colombian time. Tilcara is the cultural center of the Quebrada. La Quiaca is one of the most important towns in the vast plain. The Laguna de los Pozuelos Natural Reserve with 50.000 birds is the Puna´s largest water reserve.





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