Humahuaca (Spanish pronunciation: [umaˈwaka]) is a city in the province of Jujuy, Argentina. It has 11,369 inhabitants as per the 2001 census [INDEC], and is the principal town (seat) of the Department of Humahuaca. The city is widely known for its location at the Quebrada de Humahuaca, a long valley east of the central Andean Altiplano.
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But the drive if you are in a standard small manual rental car is long and requires care. Guidebooks and locals tell you it is a 40 minute drive. For us it was closer to 90 minutes and the final 30 minutes was winding up to 4300 meters in 2nd gear pretty much all the way. Not fun. BUT it is an amazing place. We were there at about 3.30pm in summer. Seemed about the perfect time. Drive back (downhill) is easier.
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The valley contains numerous archaeological remains of pre-Columbian settlements.
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This splendid amalgam of indigenous and colonial bronze sculpture stands on a small hill facing the main square of the town. Accessed by climbing a staircase of around 150 steps, it is a 70 ton piece of bronze depicting a jubilant native chieftain (opinions differ on who exactly is represented here) announcing the news of the nation’s final victory in the battle for freedom. Below, a large frieze describes a crouching crowd exhibiting their joy at the outcome. At the top, the monument blends into the hill that is dramatically pierced by large cacti that seem to have symbolically sprung up from the earth to join the celebration. It is a uniquely individual work of art that expresses the emotional language of the region, and I am astonished at some of the criticism leveled against it by other reviewers.
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Se encuentra frente a la plaza principal y al Cabildo. Se comenzó a construir en el año 1631 y se terminó en 1634. Con muros de adobe muy anchos y una gran riqueza en su interior, donde podemos encontrar una serie de pinturas de origen cuzqueño. Nosotros entramos después de las 12 hs. y hay una persona que se encarga de dar una explicación muy buena de todos los detalles de la Iglesia. No se permiten sacar fotos en su interior. Al salir no se pierdan la sala donde están todos los mantos de la Virgen. También hay baños públicos, al costado de un jardín muy bonito, con rosas y un cactus gigante.
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According to the Humahuaca bus station map, the tourist information office is opposite the church. We find the church easily enough, but it is totally upstaged by the building on the opposite side of the plaza, the Cabildo de Humahuaca, which at first glance doesn't appear to be the tourist office. It’s a curious mixture of styles, with arched windows, wrought iron gratings, balcony ironwork and a clock tower, the upper stone walls painted white. It wouldn't be out of place in the middle of Barcelona. But then I spot a guy standing at a portable table in the shade, a hand painted sign reads: Asistencia Turistica, Sevicious, Services.
He is Julio, about fifty years old and has thick mass of greying black hair tied into a ponytail. He tells me he was a shepherd from the age of seven, but when his daughter was born he wanted better for her. He used to stand with her at the roadside and wave at the tourist busses passing by. He was interested to hear all the different languages. He moved his family to Humahuaca, worked at various jobs, learnt to speak English, and eventually became the tourist information office in Humahuaca.
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Humahuaca is a pueblo in the Humahuaca Valley, 10,000 feet above sea level. Many Bolivian immigrants sell traditional Andean crafts and coca leaves. The architecture, adobe houses, street lamps and cobblestone streets are all from another time. The ancestral customs continue here.
The historic Cabildo building (town hall) is the home of the main tourist attraction. There is a stellar performance by San Francisco Solano, a mechanical statue with waving arms that blesses the audience of tourists and locals every day at noon. It comes complete with music blaring from the nearby Church of the Candelaria..
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This shop is hard to miss on the main road, there are Llama outside that you can feed and get up close and personal with and take photos.
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One of the few restaurants open in this ski town which must buzz in the snow. Rather quaint Spanish take on Swiss architecture with stunning mountain backdrop.
Fairly limited verbal menu which is difficult but with a good deal of guesswork, you hope to get what you want. So much easier to see a foreign language written down.
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