Quebrada de Humahuaca
The gorge is dominated by the Río Grande de Jujuy , which repeatedly damages the road and the disused railway line to Humahuaca. The mountains on both sides of the valley are bare and have hardly any vegetation. There are multicolored rocks.
Well-known tourist destinations are the following places:
- Purmamarca , with the Cerro de los Siete Colores , the mountain of the seven colors
- Posta de Hornillos
- Tilcara , where on a hill in the middle of the valley is the reconstructed fortress ( Pucará ) of the Omaguaca Indians, who are considered to be the indigenous people of the area;
- Humahuaca , the colonial-style city founded in 1594 that gave the gorge its name and is located at almost 3000 meters above sea level.