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Pucará de Tilcara in Argentina – A Hidden History

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The restored ruins at Pucara de Tilcara. Jujuy is a north-western province of Argentina, known for its beautiful terrain and aboriginal customs. Located just 84 kilometers from San Salvador de Jujuy, the provincial capital, is the small town of Tilcara (which means “shooting star” in the Quechua language of the Incas). Here you can find Argentina’s history goes back beyond Diego Maradona or Gauchos. Here is a place even older than Andrew Lloyd Webber’s ancient song “Don’t Cry For Me Argentina”. A short walk from the town lies the fortress of Pucará de Tilcara, rebuilt ruins that were once occupied by farmers of the Late Incan Empire over 500 years ago, ruins that may be even 1,000 years old in places.