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Quebrada de Humahuaca – UNESCO Heritage site

Quebrada de Humahuaca an UNESCO Heritage Site

The Quebrada de Humahuaca is part of our photography tour at the northwest part of Argentina and was introduced as a UNESCO world heritage site list back in 2003.

Panorama of the mountain of fourteen colors, Quebrada de Humahuaca against a blue sky, Northern Argentina. Photo by Michel Piccaya

The ravine is defined by an extensive mountainous valley with an asymmetric profile that extends from North to South for over 34 miles. It can be found at the northwest of Argentina at the province of Jujuy.
Its cultural heritage dates back 10,000 years and it's very significant. It follows the major cultural route, the Camino Inca, for the movement and transaction of goods for all the Andean region.

The valley shows abundant and confirmed evidence of its use as a major trade route over the past 10,000 years.
It features visible traces of prehistoric hunter-gatherer communities, of the Inca Empire (15th to 16th centuries) and of the fight for independence in the 19th and 20th centuries.

La Quebrada de Humahuaca is a highly representative example of the south Andean valleys, due to its exceptional system of communication routes and economic, social and cultural exchanges.
This is the most important physical linkage between the high Andean lands and the extensive temperate plains in south-eastern South America.

La Quebrada de Humahuaca impressive natural environment is kept almost intact, with hundreds of archaeological and architectural sites that bear witness to its long and rich history.

Humahuaca City

Humahuaca's church in Jujuy ArgentinaHumahuaca is part of the Magical Argentina photography tour coming up in December of 2017.

The city of Humahuaca is the historical capital of Humahuaca's ravine. There you can still find the very picturesque cobbled streets and iron forged street lamps from colonial times.

Its church, was completed in 1641 and has been declared a national historic monument by the Argentina's congress. Churche's clock tower holds the image of San Francisco Solano who every 12 hours comes out to bless its people.

San Francisco Solano at Humahuaca's church tower

Photography Tour Advantage

Humahuaca is a very photogenic site, surrounded by history and a beautiful landscape for photo tours. Please join us in our upcoming dates for an amazing photographic experience with cultural exchange and immersion. Another advantage of Photo Tours South America