by Thomas Buechler - 3 years ago
San Salvador de Jujuy has a nice baroque Cathedral that has been destroyed by earthquakes several times. Opposite is the “Casa de Gobierno” (the building looks very Parisien) where the famous flag that Belgrano donated to the city, is being kept. We continue to the village of Parmamarca with its colourful handicraft market that gives a pleasant Andean feeling. The seven colour mountains (Quebrada de Humahuaca) are since 2003 even a part of the Unesco world heritage family, and it’s just behind Parmamarca. In Humahuaca is the time for lunch, with vino tinto, empanadas and folkloristic dances. But the highlight of the day is the “Pucara Hill” with its ancient Inca ruins and the photogenic cactus plants. Again, we were lucky as a very nice dance troop was just performing on the top of the hill; I made some very colourful photos of the beautiful ladies in action.