The 7 Colors Mountain in Purmamarca
- Published: Thursday, 18 August 2016 16:03
One of the must-see Northern Argentina is the Cerro de los Siete Colores, such a shocking postcard as only located in the province of Jujuy in Northern Argentina.
For this striking landscape where you stay is the town of Purmamarca, one of the most picturesque villages of the Quebrada de Humahuaca.
Purmamarca in native language means "people of the lion", few is known about the exact dates that began to populate the place but no doubt that was thousands of years ago, this is demonstrated by the large number of objects found in the town and its hills.
The Cerro de los Siete Colores is made up of various minerals and elements that give different colors as iron, sulfur, manganese and others.
There are different ways to learn and enjoy this natural paradise, a choice can be made a walking tour through the hills, it is a circuit that takes about an hour walk. Of course it's not a bad idea to get up early and watch the sunrise on the multicolored rocks.
You can also visit Purmamarca and its tourist spot from the city of Salta taking a day trip to Quebrada de Humahuaca.
Other trips that can be made to complete the visit Purmamarca are...
Browse the craft fair of Purmamarca which is located around the square, there may be several objects made by local craftsmen, it is an ideal place to buy souvenirs.
A stroll through the town of Cerro de los Siete Colores is not complete without visiting the Historic Algarrobo, age is estimated at 620 years and has a height of 13 meters with a crown diameter of approximately 30 m. To the left of the "giant" is the village church.