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Horca del Inca, Copacabana

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Geologic Formation Landmark
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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  • The decent stone steps to this site begin on the left of the street running up past the side of the Cathedral, not far from Hostal Sonia. It is a 20 to 30 minute walk and there is a 10 Peruvian Sol en...  more »
  • Easy to find. Just walk in that direction and there are signs. There is not so much polution like on other places, so you can really enjoy nature. Went there for having lunch on the top. Took 35 Minut...  more »
  • I stayed in a hotel on the hill and was given rough directions on how to get up the hill via the rear. Some of it is difficult as you have to find your own path but the views were spectacular. I did i...  more »