Saturday, June 25, 2016

San Salvador De Jujuy, Purmamarca and the Cerro de Siete Colores

Cerro de Siete Colores and Purmamarca 

Purmamarca is a small town about an hour's bus ride from the capital, San Salvador de Jujuy.

San Salvador de Jujuy is not much of a town despite being the capital of Jujuy province - the Cathedral is about the only thing that is remotely interesting.

The Cathedral

Inside the Cathedral

The main plaza

It is good that just outside of the city are the much more interesting Northern towns of Purmamarca, Tilcara and Humuaca.

Purmamarca is known for its multi coloured hill that is just outside of the town.

The 7 coloured hill

The hill is easily accessible from a road leading from the town centre .

Looking towards the town centre

The road leads up to a small lookout (entry $ARS5 - about $AUD0.5) from which you can observe the hill and the town.

The hill

Purmamarca from the lookout

From the bottom of the lookout is a trail that leads around the hill, exposing a range of coloured landscapes.
The mountain range that joins with the Cerro de Siete Colores 

Another photo of the mountain range
The trail behind the hill
More coloured hills
Looking down the valley

The trail leads back to the main road and (across the road) another (very steep)trail to another lookout which gives great views of the town.

The town from the second lookout

Panoramic view of Purmamarca