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The town square, anchored by the church and Cabildo, is Humahuaca’s main attraction. The Cabildo draws crowds every day at noon, when the figure of San Francisco Solano emerges to bless onlookers. Just beyond, stairs lead up to the Monumento a los Héroes de la Independencia, a 70 ton bronze sculpture, honoring the men of Jujuy who fought to free their country. Take the steps up the sculpture and around for a spectacular view of the town and valley beyond.

Just 10 kilometers (6.2 miles) beyond the river is the village of Coctaca, host to Northwest Argentina’s largest pre-Columbian ruins, once inhabited by the Omaguaca civilization. The ruins outline town buildings, but more amazing is the advanced terraced irrigation system still visible in the landscape. It is best to visit with a guide, so visit the tourist office for guide information to the ruins and other day trips in the area. The tourist office can also give information on the Archaeological Museum and the Carnaval Museum.

By Suzanne Russo
Suzanne's childhood travel experiences were limited to road trip forays with her parents, and the thrill that came with crossing the state line,...
13 Mar 2008

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