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Tucumán & Around

Tucumán and its natural surroundings offer travelers plenty of diverse experiences. A perfect representation of the geography in the Tucumán region is the colorful Calchaqui Valley, which is a mix of mountains and subtropical forest that was once the dwelling place of indigenous tribes. Fossils of extinct animals and dinosaur footprints were discovered at the nearby Los Cardones National Park. One of the most important archaeological sites is the Quilmes ruins. They were originally a fortress settlement constructed by the Quilmes Indian tribe, who resisted the Spanish for more than 100 years.

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28 Sep 2010

Things to do in Tucumán & Around

Aconquija Trekking

116135Things to see: Andes condors, valleys, Calchaquies Valley, jungle, horseback riding, mountain towns, rural schools, native people. ...
Tucumán, Argentina

Plaza Independencia

Plaza Independencia is the heart of Tucumán, with its large central fountain surrounded by fruit-laden shade trees. Locals tend to gather around the Liberty statue in the evening to cool down with ...
City Plaza
Tucumán, Argentina

Casa Histórica

134074Casa Histórica, two blocks south of the plaza on Calle Congreso, is a house-turned-museum, full of historical documents and antique furniture. It\'s also where Argentina drafted its declaration of ...
Historical Building
Tucumán, Argentina

Museo Arqueológico

Museo Arqueológico is a petite museum with an impressive collection of pre-Hispanic artifacts from the local indigenous ...
Tucumán, Argentina

Parque 9 de Julio

This popular park, located east of the city center, is a green haven in a busy, traffic-infested city. Lovers come here to cuddle in park corners and friends gather to form impromptu soccer matches. ...
City Park
Tucumán, Argentina

Museo de la Industria Azucarera

134077The Museo de la Industria Azucarera is a tribute to the area’s rich sugar-making history. It\'s housed at Parque 9 de Julio, in the former home of Bishop Colombres, who was a central figure in the ...
Tucumán, Argentina

El Mollar

142054A road off Ruta Provincial winds downhill, past Dique La Angostura. Along the shore of this 800-hectare (1,977-ac) lake, anglers are casting their lines. Windsurfers skip across the gleaming surface. ...
Other Activity
Tafí Del Valle , Argentina

Amaicha Del Valle

142055Amaicha del Valle is a small, indigenous Diaguita village in a cactus-strewn desert with a wealth of attractions within a 20 kilometer (12-mi) radius. The most famous archaeological site is Quilmes ...
Other Activity
Tafí Del Valle , Argentina


142056Up the slope of Cerro Alto del Rey is Quilmes, a sacred city to the Quilmes nation and Argentina’s most important archaeological site. Founded in the early 9th century AD, it grew to be a city of ...
Tafí Del Valle , Argentina
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