Quebrada de Humahuaca

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Purmamarca and Cerro de los Siete Colores

The Quebrada de Humahuaca is a gorge ( quebrada ) in Argentina , which begins near San Salvador de Jujuy (1259 m) and rises for about 150 kilometers to the city of Humahuaca (2950 m).


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.


Yellow rock formation between Purmamarca and Tilcara.

Well-known tourist destinations are the following places:


The Quebrada de Humahuaca was founded in 2003 by the UNESCO as part of the Inca Trail to the World Heritage declared.

Web links

Commons : Quebrada de Humahuaca  - collection of images, videos and audio files
  • Entry on the UNESCO World Heritage Center website ( English and French ).

Coordinates: 23 ° 11 ′ 58 ″  S , 65 ° 20 ′ 55 ″  W