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Historically relegated from the commercial axis of the province, the area gained some economic thrust mainly due to two different yet related events:

On the one hand, the town's road connection has been greatly improved by the so called Capricorn Axis asphalted commercial route, via Cuesta del Lipán to Paso de Jama towards Atacama, Chile, and the Pacific Ocean. Even though this brought little direct benefit for the local industry, it did improve the influx of tourism. Cuesta del Lipán, corridor to Chile.

On the other hand, the Quebrada de Humahuaca was declared World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2003, increasing the interest of both national and international tourism to the area. The colonial style and the Cerro de Siete Colores, as well as limited yet growing lodging options, make the town a interesting destination for tourists visiting the Argentine North.

Most other economic activities are linked to the tourism, including the manufacturing of handicrafts that are then sold at the local market in the main plaza, to lodging and tours.-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Circuito corto donde el paisaje montañoso deja sin aliento a quien lo visita, el Paseo de los Colorados se extiende a las espaldas de Purmamarca, explotando en colores. Se trata de apenas 3 Kilómetros de recorrido por el pueblo, pero 3 Kilómetros en los que pueden apreciarse sensacionales geoformas dejadas a la imaginación de quienes se lanzan a recorrerlo. Postal incomparable de la belleza natural de Jujuy y la Argentina, los cerros colorados dibujan paisajes casi irreales capaces de cautivar hasta al turista más empedernido. Esta excursión de desarrolla por huella de tierra y culmina detrás del pueblo, pasando por el cementerio local.

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Comments (54)

idahodon on October 3, 2012

Excellent photo! LIKE! Kindest regards from Idaho, Don.

Lucien Kivit on October 5, 2012

Wonderful landscape view with very beautiful colours, excellent panorama shot, LIKE 41+YS 9, regards from Belgium, Lucien

Bartolome Muñoz on November 4, 2012

Like preciosa panorámica, color y bella foto. ¡Enhorabuena!

pedro car on November 5, 2012

Bonita composición y foto me gusta saludos Patricia

BertKg on November 6, 2012

Great panorama and colors!


Warm regards from Holland,


Nenad Obradovic on December 18, 2012

Very nice photo L+F

danimero NO VIEWS on January 30, 2013

Una panorámica espectacular, la naturaleza se muestra grandiosa en este rincón de la Argentina


Un saludo, Daniel

Fotosense Δ Κ on March 28, 2013

Impressive panorama....red domination !

Ewa_K on August 1, 2013

Amazing view, amazing colours of this panorama:) Like

Ho Thi Duc Tu. on January 2, 2014

Fantastique photo. L + F Bonne année 2014 Duc Tu.

Shain Paiment on February 12, 2014

stunning shot F+L

Merz_René on February 18, 2014

Wonderful panorama: YSL

Kind regards, René

Marco Rey on October 7, 2014

È una bellissima panoramica delle montagne. L+F. Cari saluti. Marco

~rol~ No Views! on October 15, 2014

muy bonito Panorama..!


un cordial saludo/rol

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Patricia pato
Buenos Aires, Argentina

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  • Uploaded on September 2, 2012
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    by Patricia pato
    • Camera: NIKON COOLPIX P500
    • Taken on 2012/08/03 18:14:29
    • Exposure: 0.002s (1/500)
    • Focal Length: 4.50mm
    • F/Stop: f/3.500
    • ISO Speed: ISO160
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
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