Cordoba 401, Humahuaca, 4630, Argentina
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Romantic Argentinian guys
The Argentinians are really romantic and endlessly in love...everywhere, you can see couples, especially young people and see how much the guy loved his girlfriend, holding her so close and giving her a lot of affection and kisses!
Enjoying the Santa Barbara procession/concert
At the end of the afternoon the day we stayed in Humahuaca, we heard some traditionnal music...we saw a podium and people fixing a sono...we asked what was the occasion and we were told that it was for the procession and party in the honor of the virgen Santa Barbara of the neighborhood that would take place a little bit later in the evening. We went to eat and then came back to see the party! All the people of the village were there to celebrate! There was a miss and then a procession of the virgen around the neighborhood accompanied with local musician (andean flute and drums) and then a concert and dance performance of the children of the school of the neighborhood. We could not dream a better occasion to experiment the traditionnal folkmusic of the Quechua indians!!! We saw children dancing a sort of "Chacarera" (traditionnal argentinian dance) with handkerchief and a concert of a andean flutes. Amazing! Un unforgettable moment!!
Visiting the church of Uquia
Uquia is a very small village (one street and some houses) with a wonderful little church known for its paintings from the Cuzco school! It took just one minute on the road to Humahuaca (some km away) and it is worth to know more about this art style and to see one example (if you haven't done it in Jujuy - see this page for more info about it)
The place where God created colors
"Minerals are coloring the mountains"
"Quebrada de Humahuaca"
10 thousand years ago the Rio Grande created an impressive landscape
here in this most northern part of Argentina. Wheater and wind did the rest and finalised the painted rocks in the valley, actually the road between Bolivia, Jujuy and Salto.
Some indians are living here in pittoresk villages like Purmamarca, Tumbaya and Humahuaca
"Oh the landscapes"
QUEBRADA DE HUMAHUACA. Vividly colored landscapes frame a group of villages where time seems to stand still. One of the most beautiful villages is Purmamarca, an indigenous village lying against the Cerro de los Siete Colores (Seven-colour Mount) which strata illustrates various geological ages. Further on, there is an area of mountains with bright-coloured stripes, known as La Paleta del Pintor (The Artist's Pallet), in Maimará. One of the most outstanding attractions in this ravine is the Pucará de Tilcara, a fortified town built by the Omaguaca natives in pre-Columbian times. A monolith marks the Tropic of Capricorn, where each June 21st at midday the sun casts an exactly perpendicular shadow, and the celebration of the aborigines’ new year begins (Inti Raymi - Sun Festival). Humahuaca was founded by the Spanish by the end of the XVI century. Its church and Carnival Museum exhibit some of the region’s customs. Approximately 12 Km away, the mysterious ruins of what used to be terraces for growing Coctaca can be seen.
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