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City tour to Yavi










Iglesia de Yavi





Iglesia de Yavi





Marquesado de Yavi y Tojo





Marquesado de Yavi y Tojo





Marquesado de Yavi y Tojo





Marquesado de Yavi y Tojo





Petroglifos de Cerro Colorado





Petroglifos de Cerro Colorado


In the town of Yavi located to 16 Km . of The Quiaca we will be able to know, a town of principles of the XVII Century that seems detained in the time. In the the town there are a beautiful and picturesque church and the house of the Marquis of Tojo


The arrival to the town allows an appreciation of the urban group down the street of entrance, Avenue Senator Pérez, continuing 1 more km until a great rock, a panoramic view of the town is obtained. In the wide valley they can be distinguished in the first plane toward the west, semiescondidas among poplars and sallows, the Marquis's solid and snub House and the complex and higher volumetría of the church. Toward the left, to the east, the rest of the town is staggered in three successive streets without hoisting, where the adobe constructions are mimicked with the arid bottom. Only in the proximities of the river dense vegetation can be noticed; the rest is a plateau in decline that finishes off in the near hills.

Lower for street Güemes passing in front of the Hostel - habitually closed - skirting the dependences of the Marquis's House on one hand, and. for other the head of the church that marks a landmark inside the town for the enormous volume of their tower. It will arrive at an esplanade or irregular square in front of which are the two main buildings.

First it visits the Church of Our Mrs. of the Rosario and San Francisco (MHN)


Church of Our Mrs. of the Rosario and San Francisco (MHN)


The construction of this chapel concluded in the year 1690, and today, we can admire her just as era in that time, except for small modifications. Their architectural lines are of great simplicity and beauty.

The pulpit, the altars, and the altarpieces, they are enhanced by a covered with sheets of gold. It possesses squares and remarkable wooden sculptures, as those of San Francisco , Saint John the Baptist, San José , Santa Ana and San Joaquín that were brought from the Cusco .

According to an old description, "has eleven windows, the ten of them of more than two sticks of high and one of width that, instead of windows, they occupy them white onyx pieces of four fingers of thick, transparent as the glass, conductions to a lot of coast of more than 200 leagues that give admirable clarity to the whole church."
Av. Campero s/n.
Schedule of visit: every day of 14:00 at 21:00 hours.


Leaving the church, to the left the House of the Marquis of Tojo is


Marquisate of Yavi and Tojo


In 1708, the son-in-law and successor of Pablo Bernárdez of Ovando, proprietor of the area, obtains of the crown the title of Marquis of the Valley of Tojo for yes and it stops his descendants, "in consideration to his services and the great quality of nobility and blood." It begins this way a lineage of marquises that gave name to the rooms of the family that, conserved and transformed into museum, they can be traveled by the visitor. The last marquis was added to the cause of the Independence , he was the realists' prisoner and correspondent to Jamaica , where he finished her days.

The house country property, of colonial style, of thick adobe walls and roof of tiles and mud, possesses a paved internal patio. Surroundings are located the 12 rooms distributed in ring. At the moment, a library, the museum and an exhibition-sale of regional articles work in different rooms.
Av. Campero s/n.
Schedule of visit: Monday to Friday of 9:00 at 12:00 and of 14:00 at 17:00 hours. On Saturdays of 9:00 at 12:00 hours.

It is worthwhile to make a short walk that allows him to travel and to capture the environmental differences of the town. Take down the street toward the south Country Marquis and continue the long wall that closes what were the orchards and corrals of the House. To the left will be able to admire, from the exterior, the rich volumetría of the church, accentuated by the thick buttresses.

Continuing for this street, double to the left and will find an old floury mill moved by water.

Advance and it will cross the canal that Belgrano runs for the border of the street. Continue until Lavalle, perceiving the change toward a dry atmosphere and without trees.

Turn for Lavalle to the left and will meet with the square of the town, typical square-oasis that is not adjacent in this case to the church. This peculiarity is explained by the fact of being Yavi place of the agent's residence; therefore, the church completed functions of «palatine chapel» of the marquises, with included chapel of deceaseds. Notice you the difference with the case of Casabindo, also town of it commends as Yavi but without the agent's housing.


In those away from Yavi can find the following attractiveness:


Location Archaeological high Terrace


It is compound for conglomerates and sandy and loamy silts, with several smooth songs of cuarcita in their surface. It is to backs of Yavi, for an on the way to earth that is only trafficked on foot. The whole year it can be visited, although during the summer the rains can convert the road in impassable.


Archaeological location Yavi boy


The remains of this complex consist on housings, cultivation platforms and of contention. The housing, seems to have been of compound type, with intercommunicated enclosures or associates.

It is located to the north of the department of Yavi, on the frontier with Bolivia . They concentrate on the fork of the streams Yavi boy, with the river of the gulch of Yavi. To four kilometers of Yavi. For an on the way to earth.


Petroglifos of Hill Colorado


To five kilometers to the south of Yavi, and to the foot of the hills The Seven Siblings, we find the Red Lagoon and the paintings more outstanding rupestres of the Puna. To observe them in their entirety it is necessary to travel 300 meters approximately. These valuable pictografías is to open sky, and they can be distinguished images of the primitive towns, you figure human, you call, hairsprings, etc., as well as their customs and activities. It is completely preserved area.


Yavi Chico


Near the frontier with Bolivia , and in the denominated place "The Narrow" one, Yavi Chico is, to scarce 15 kilometers of the town where are also interesting rocky formations with pictografías. Here we find the Museum of the Antigal that has archaeological pieces that same people of the town have picked up in these times and they donate them to the museum. This idea was born on the part of the community to avoid the archaeologists that the Antigal visits the pieces not to be stolen that find in him.

To conclude the journey from Yavi, for the RP5 it continues on the way toward the east for 100 km consolidated. Crossing numerous sheer hills goes into in the estribaciones salteñas, getting off the Puna toward the flat chaqueño. In the center of a small valley is Santa Victoria 's town


Santa Victoria


It is the head of the department of the same name, already in the county of it Jumps. It is an abrupt village with paved streets and houses covered with straw roofs. The church belongs to the characteristic type of the area. This tract of the journey is through an impassable road in summer for the rains and, even in winter, it is convenient to make it in two vehicles endowed with double traction. Due to these difficulties, it is a trip of approximately 4 or 5.horas.

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