Horca del Inca, Copacabana

3.3
#8 of 14 in Nature in La Paz Department
For insight into pre-Incan civilization head to Horca del Inca, an ancient astronomical observatory located on the hillsides of Copacabana. In spite of the name, the ruins are neither gallows nor made by the Incas. (Rumor attributes the erroneous name to Spanish colonialists upon their discovery of the site in the 16th century.) Locals use the piercing sunlight through the holed rocks surrounding the observatory to predict all kinds of things, from rainfall to expected crop yields during the Aymara new year. By using our Copacabana travel planner , you can arrange your visit to Horca del Inca and other attractions in Copacabana.
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  • October 2, 2017
    It is difficult to access, nearly or more than Cerro Calvario. The views are incredible and it is a place to relax and cherish beautiful postcards of Copacabana. It was not necessary that it pay input
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  • September 28, 2017
    Dirty, trash everywhere. Bolivia is trash everywhere, hostile people, bad education, poverty, their missing mayors but trash
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  • September 16, 2017
    We made the stairs uphill and got satisfied with a nice, clean and calm spot over Copacabana. In general you need to pay 10bs (less than 1,5€) to get up. Stairs were a little bit exhausting as we just...  more »

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Set in such a scenic spot on the shores of Lake Titicaca, it's little wonder that people wish to stay in Copacabana when exploring the region's natural and cultural attractions. Beachside stays remain popular, with chic, boutique style hotels and larger high-rise options offering extensive views of South America's largest lake. Expect to pay a little less when you look a few streets back from the sand and the water, with hotels and hostels both available. Thanks the Copacabana's continuous uphill slope, views of the lake are possible from pretty much anywhere around the main urban area.
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