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✯ Los COLORADOS

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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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
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    • F/Stop: f/3.500
    • ISO Speed: ISO160
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
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