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SALTA

ANGASTACO

At about 245 kilometres away from Salta, going through Cachi, or 261 kilometres through Cafayete, the Valle Calchaquí Valley offers travellers a place where they can be pleasantly impressed by the contrast of the cultivation areas and the sandy ground.

Angastaco is a town with a very uneven arrangement owed to the sand dunes and the hard topographic twists and turns; nevertheless, the area seduces travellers to adventure into hikes and endless horseback rides.

During the middle of the 18th century, the native ethnic groups living in the Angastaco jurisdiction depended on the Misión Franciscana del Rosario de Calchaquí Mission, located in San Isidro, nearby Cafayate.

The Capilla del Carmen Chapel was built in the area around the year 1800; a little later a church was built about five kilometres away, in the area where the current town started developing thanks to the growing winery industry of that period. In the middle of the 1900s a flourishing wine cellar was established in there.

Nowadays, the adobe houses with external galleries, of mud roofs and white façades, are repeated along two or three kilometres under a clean blue sky, surrounded by barren and arid hills and plains, alongside the glaring green of the intensively farmed estates.

Its richness comes from the grapevines, which were brought in from Chile by the Jesuits, who made use of the ancient ways of irrigation implemented by the natives.

This ethnic group "from the watery heights", according to their Kakana language, is a remembrance of the chronicles telling about the indigenous resistances, especially the ones led by Juan Calchaquí, and then by the fake Inca "Pedro Bohorquez", who used to live at the current archaeological site of Pucará de Angastaco.

There is also the tragic story of the Fuerte de Tacuil Fort, much similar to that of Masada, where after resisting until the last moment possible, its native holders chose to throw themselves from the mountain cliffs before being submitted to serve the invaders, while the Spaniards watched unflinchingly.

Travellers should not miss a visit to the Fuerte de Tacuil Fort accompanied by a local expert guide. The Patronal Festivity is meant to honour the Virgen del Valle, and is celebrated every 8th of December.

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- Angastaco
- Animana
- Cachi
- Cafayate
- Chicoana
- Coronel Moldes
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- La Poma
- Brealitos Lake
- Molinos
- Los Cardones
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- San Carlos
- Seclantas
Access route: Ruta Nacional Nº 40 National Route - a dirt road
Height: 1990 meters above sea level.
Weather: Dry and arid - sunny days mostly.

 


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