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Tiwanaku, La Paz

Categories: Ruins, Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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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. Before you head to La Paz, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly La Paz family vacation planner, to make sure you see all that La Paz has to offer, including Tiwanaku.
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  • We had our own guide with us. This place requires a good imagination so a guide is essential. We found you really have to visit archeological places to understand the culture and past of places like P...  read more »
  • Although the culture of this people is very interesting, few vestiges remain in the area of Tiwanako. And some of them are rebuilt. There is only one original temple, and some very interesting monoliths.
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  • Important archaeological site of pre-Colombian cultures. In the visit, the ticket goes for 2 museums and 2 sites (Tiwanaku and Puma Punku). The first will see the gateway of the Sun, Totems and the famous wall where there are several faces, among which figures that do not belong to the local body type, which leads to various theories, among them about aliens. In Puma Punku there is the mysterious stones perfectly cut and fitted. Something to front of technology at the time, also linked to the aliens from the past. Too bad the sites and museums are not in conservation and appropriate presentation, even though Unesco heritage. The trick is to get a van next to the cemetery of La Paz. You pay 15 bolivianos by ida and 15 more for the back.
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