Tilcara is a city located in the province of Jujuy in Argentina. Originally named San Francisco de Tilcara, it is now well known as just ‘Tilcara’. The city is visited by a number of tourists around the year who come to see the scenic beauty, go trekking and see the remains of a once powerful Omaguaca civilization. Below are the list of things to do and see in Tilcara in more detail.
Pucara de Tilcara
Pucara de Tilcara is a place with astonishing fortified ruins that belong to the pre-Inca period. The Omaguaca tribe used this fortification to protect Quebrada de Humahuaca, a narrow mountain valley where the tribe lived. You will be amazed that a 10,000 year old civilization planned their lives to such great detail.
Right next to the Pucara de Tilcara is the Cactus Gardens.You can enter the garden using the same ticket. Once inside the botanical gardens, you will come across some rare plants unique to the region.
If you are an adventurous sort of a traveler, here is something that will surely excite you. You can give yourself an opportunity to explore Tilcara on a bicycle. There are bicycle tours organized by local firms. This is one of the best ways of exploring and witnessing the culture and landscaping of this place.
Museums In Tilcara
There are 2 museums in the town which carry many of the artifacts that were used by people who once lived here.