Peaceful Village With Beautiful Technicolor Hills
Purmamarca is a tiny village along the Quebrada de Humahuaca in Jujuy Province. It a small village that has a nice albeit touristy central square, and quaint little 17th century church, Iglesia Santa Rosa de Lima. The square is full of locals trying to sell their crafts which is very similar if not identical to what you would see in the markets of Peru and Bolivia. The church is so nice in its simplicity and its appropriate design to fit in these beautiful hills.
The Cerro de los Siete Colores (Hill of Seven Colors) is the main attraction here. These hills look like some huge giant painted strips here and no where else as the other surrounding hills and mountains are green and grey. These polychromatic hills look over the little town and its surrounding country side which is full of small farms and farm houses.
Come spend a day here and enjoy the hills and the small village with its nice restaurants and laid back highland atmosphere.
RN 9 is the main road that runs from San Salvador de Jujuy all the way up to the Bolivian boarder. You must get off from the main road, and take RP 52 another few kilometers to the village. Buses frequent RN 9 and it isn't to hard to get a Remise or hitch the rest of the way into town.
In Purmamarca you ll find the amazingly breathtaking "cerro de los siete colores" (the mountain of seven colours).
"Pucara de Tilcara"
The Pucara de Tilcara is 900 years old and stretches for about 8 hectareas on a hill, 80 metres away from the "Grande" (big) river.
The Tilcara indigenous people built the magnificent pucara (it means "fortress" in quechua -aboriginal- language).
Near the Pucara there s the Jardin Botanico de Altura where people can see the typical flaura (cactus mainly ) and fauna (llamas and vicunias) of the region.
This place is out of this world, think that "sudamerica" was like this before the europeans came.
this Cardones are huge cactuses, and their wood is used to build houses.
sorry, there s so much to tell about this location i promise to complete this page later, when i ve more time!!!
heres a folk song about jujuy:
ME GUSTA JUJUY CUANDO LLUEVE - Zamba
Me gusta Jujuy, mi Jujuy cuando llueve y dejar que el recuerdo me lleve y por Yala perderme abrazado al amor mojadito de agua hasta el alma.
Me gusta Jujuy, mi Jujuy cuando aclara y en los charcos mirarme la cara o mirar los gorriones al cielo volar desde el campanario hasta el alba.
Es una fruta madura Jujuy. Es un jazmin encendido, Jujuy. O tal vez un rayito de luna o de sol una campanita de plata.
A Jujuy esta zamba le quiero cantar me gusta Jujuy con toda el alma.
Me gusta Jujuy, mi Jujuy, por las tardes y sentirme color del paisaje y llegar a las vinias y un vino tomar antes que la tarde se apague.
Me gusta Jujuy, mi Jujuy, por las noches con la luna alumbrando el camino y pedirle a un amigo que venga a cantar una serenata conmigo.