Tilcara, where the past is alive

Tilcara is named after the name of the tribe who lived there. Was given in Spanish entrusts its founder and Don Antonio de Argañaraz Murguía, and their heirs. According to a Jesuit historian, the people trained by the Indians Tilcara was reduced, if not the same place today, at least in the vicinity and its foundation dates back to 1586. Respect to the primitive people have not found documents clearly refer to their origins. As for the religious has always been considered as an annex to Tilcara and Humahuaca Tumbaya. 
The impressive Quebrada de Humahuaca, paradisiacal landscape of our country declared a World Heritage Site, is the hub of this picturesque area which is referred to the Rio Grande and highlights the interesting archaeological sites. 
Throughout the area the homes are being made of mud, soil and straw mixed villages where the colonial period were significant in relation to pre-Hispanic settlements. A string of defensive pucaras, testimony from a high farming culture can build amazing strength to protect the natives of this collection, and perhaps the courage to resist the Inca Empire in the north, while the integrated Collasuyo incaica since the late fifteenth century . 
Countless remnants of that past, pucaras, Antigal, cave paintings, are scattered around the area and can be visited. 
Persists after the customs area Hispanic community celebrations in which all the people involved as the patron saint festival: the misachicos, devotees worship the dead, the living manger, the Holy Week. It is also very important to the cult of Pachamama and other rites wing earlier settlement, as can be seen together with the indigenous apachetas the colonial churches throughout the area. 
Music also plays a major area where this is performed with instruments themselves as sikuris, quena box, erque, erquencho and charango. 
The carnival takes place in all its steps, with enthusiastic participation. The peoples of this region hold any idiosyncrasy where an ancestral traditions coexist both pagan and religious. 
It is interesting to visit the fortified village of Pucara and Botanical Garden height is important to reach the so-called Garganta del Diablo Creek to assess the full extent, it also recommends a visit to the solar ovens and green houses. 
Tilcara is a tourist excursion and in high season, took a central role of stay and regional summer tourism. In addition to museums, craft centers, restaurants, tearooms, and mechanical service gomería. Has an accommodation capacity of approximately eighty percent and camping spaces with a capacity to accommodate two hundred tents.

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