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Horca del Inca, Copacabana

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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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  • The walk is short and worth the penalty. The views of the city and Lake Titicaca are beautiful. Do not miss it.
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  • 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 »
  • We have seen the place a tourist map and we went to visit. Is charged 10 bs per person and takes about 30 min of tiring climb. Problem is that you get there at the top and disappointed. I thought it was something huge, nice, but it's pretty dull.
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