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Of mild and healthy climate, the village of Maimará is the ideal summer vacationing place in the Quebrada de Humahuaca Gorge. It is located against the imposing backdrop of the Corge and the principal characteristic of its landscape is its multi hued mountains.

The Río Grande River flows just a few metres away. There are plots of vegetables and orchards that supply the neighbouring areas.

The old church and the local museum are worth a visit. During the Santa Ana festival on July 26th, it is possible to find all kinds of miniature objects and foodstuffs, a custom common to most peoples of the Quebrada Gorge and the Puna highlands.

Its typical cemetery, on one side of the road, will show us the locals' special relationship to death. This necropolis is one of the most interesting to be found in the whole area. Of special interest is its curious architecture with some vaults from the start of the XX century, with pointed, curved and mixed line roofs.

In ancient times the Maimará and Tilcara Peoples peopled this area.

Northeast of the village there is an interesting mill called the Molino de Chicapa, an old corn mill, on the other bank of the Río Grande River, in a place called La Banda. Built in 1888 with local materials and grinding stones brought from Iruya, its production served a large area and served to brew Chicha, the traditional maize corn beer used in the area during its traditional festivities.

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