Tres Cruces (Argentina)

Tres Cruces is a city in northern Argentina. It is located in the extreme northwest of the Quebrada de Humahuaca, near the point where it joins with the Puna. With a height of 3693 m above sea level it is one of the highest places in the province of Jujuy and the country.

Tres Cruces was before the closure of the railway line between La Quiaca and San Salvador de Jujuy important than reloading the ores that are promoted in the mine El Aguilar south of the village. Today the largest employer in the town is an important customs station in which the controlled traffic coming from Bolivia. Because of this importance loss, the population of the village between 1991 and 2001 fell by 68%.

The panorama of the town is dominated by a mountain range called Espinazo del Diablo and has an unusual, certain of several almost perfectly semicircular sediment deposits form. In this mountain range there is also an archaeological site with cave paintings.