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Located at 52 kilometres from La Quiaca, at approximately 2500 m.a.s.l. was divided between Argentina and Bolivia in 1942. It is a small settlement of hardly 70 inhabitants.

Its name probably owes its origin to an indigenous expression meaning a conglomerate of small landholdings. Here you will find a local school, a simple small church and from this year onwards there is also a hostelry, phone both for local and international calls and a medical post.

The Puna part of Jujuy has a rich and varied culture which is shown in their handicraft designs, their textiles, ceramics, paintings, etc., with each region having its own particular style.

In this sense, Casira is the handicraft place par excellence, because the whole village makes the most extraordinary ceramics. The traveller will here be able to find the typical pots and pans, as well as the locally so-called yuros and birques. They come in all shapes and sizes in red clay with darks stains from the firing made in a hole in the ground using ancient techniques.

The best time of the year to appreciate the popular art of Casira is during the fair taking place on August 15th, the date of its Patron Saint's Day of Our Lady of the Ascension. Casira furthermore is an ideal place to practise mountain biking.

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