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The most striking constructions in Northern Argentina

Pucara de Tilcara

Northern Argentina is known for its breathtaking scenery, culture and cuisine. They also call attention to its ancient buildings which are well preserved, here are some of the most striking buildings in Northern Argentina:


The Pucara of Tilcara (see Humahuaca tour) is an ancient fortress built by the tilcaras, it lies at a strategic point on the Quebrada de Humahuaca in the province of Jujuy, just one kilometer from the town of Tilcara. In Pucara you can see the remains of ancient dwellings, space for sacred ceremonies and more buildings.

In Salta city one of the main points is to know Salta Cathedral Basilica and Sanctuary of the Lord and the Virgin of the Miracle. Due to its characteristics it was declared a National Historic Landmark. Behind the Cathedral you can visit the Cathedral Museum where you can see punctures by foreign authors and Salta.

Another must-see is the Cabildo of Salta, is a colonial-style building located in the Salta capital. Currently they are operating within the North Historical Museum on the ground floor and the Colonial Museum of Fine Arts on the top floor. This building is the declaration of a National Historic Landmark.

One of the most famous postcards of Northern Argentina is the church of the village of Iruya. This town seems to be "hanging on the mountain" also called attention for its colonial buildings and narrow streets. It is important to note that the people of Iruya although located in the province of Salta, there is no direct and permanent access from the province, are accessed from the province of Jujuy ..

The Shincal is a little-known archaeological site located in the town of Londres in the province of Catamarca. Its origin is Inca, highlights its high stone platform which was used for ceremonial purposes in addition to several rectangular rooms which are arranged around a large square. You can visit this place at any time of year, it is suggested to avoid the midday hours during the summer months.

Other constructions of the captive Northern Argentina are in the city of San Miguel de Tucuman, called Historical House of Independence, it is a very representative and important place because that is where the Declaration of Independence proclaimed the country. Currently works as a museum, you can also enjoy a sound and light show.