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Horca del Inca, Copacabana

Categories: Geologic Formations, Landmarks, Nature & Parks, Tourist Spots
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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. Put Horca del Inca and other Copacabana attractions into our Copacabana tour planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • I did the sunrise on the horca del inca, go gently in the morning with the altitude to not run out of breath and the panorama is definitely worth it but I think the sunset on the other Hill is most impressive and offers a better view.
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  • Horca del Inca...a little place up the hill lol!!! is fantastic for silence..views and the WOW factor. Bring lots of water as you can relax up on the volcanic rocks and the special stones for hours..u...  read more »
  • We chose this climb towards the end of the day and the views were unbelievable- It is a straight up climb but you won't regret doing this! 
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