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  • 1 Salinas Grandes Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    RA - Purmamarca

    The Salinas Grandes (212km2) are easily reached from Purmamarca by following Ruta 52 towards Chile. The salt pan, formed by the evaporation of the waters of a lake 10 million years ago, lies at over 3 000m above sea level. Salt is still extracted fro..

  • 2 Quebrada de Humahuaca Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    RA - Purmamarca

    To the northwest of the country, the Quebrada de Humahuaca, created by the Río Grande, is a canyon framed by reliefs with polychrome strata. A superb landscape, rich with ancestral Amerindian culture, littered with picturesque villages along Ruta 9, ..

  • 3 Cuesta de Lipán Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    RA - Purmamarca

    To climb Cuesta de Lipán, an ascent of 2 192m from Purmamarca up to the high plateaux, you leave the multi-coloured mountains and head into a gullied and verdant canyon, covered by an incredible winding road. The climb ends at the highest point of th..

  • 4 Cerro de los Siete Colores Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    RA - Purmamarca

    Climbing up the Hill of Seven Colours, which looks down over Purmamarca, is a must for visitors. It has a cross on top, and offers a fine panoramic view over the little valley and its multi-coloured mountains.

  • 5 Iglesia de Santa Rosa de Lima Recommended Recommended

    Religious buildings

    RA - Purmamarca

    Santa Rosa de Lima Church is built inside a small, whitewashed adobe wall. It dates from 1648, making it one of the oldest churches in the country, a throwback to Spanish colonisation. Inside, take a look at the cactus-wood timbering, the statue of R..

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