Tiwanaku, La Paz

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Discover the ruins of an ancient empire at Tiwanaku, a pre-Columbian archaeological site. In its heyday, the ruined city served as the seat of the mighty Tiwanaku empire, which ruled swathes of land spanning from Peru's coast, across western Bolivia, and down into northern Chile. Scientifically minded Tiwanaku people used many of the city's structures in their astronomical research and probably positioned their shrines and religious monuments in harmony with the sun's movements. Take a guided tour around the site to fully appreciate its history. Use our La Paz trip itinerary planner to visit Tiwanaku on your trip to La Paz, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • Fascinating insights into the ancient high culture before the Incas, still very much Untendecktes is located in these hills. After the visit, one wonders more knowledge was lost so long ago.
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  • I had some more excavations expected and that you could see more of this ancient pre-Inca site. The Guide did his best, but his English was not so good and difficult to explain. Thereby fell also the visit to this site. The story behind Tiawanaku is, however, very well worth a read.
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  • It is a pity that the "ladones of stones" (Church of San Francisco, Government Palace, Church of Tiahuanaco, etc) we have private to current and future generations to see a place so sensational in all its glory. What is preserved and preserved (although I think should do more in this task), all very valuable, serves to give us an idea aprocimada of what must have been this archaeological site in its fullness of life.
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