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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. 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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  • Visit obligatorioa visit of Bolivian culture and archaeological area, wears very comfortable. Is required to walk a lot to dizfrutar well the trip
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  • It is a 3 hour drive from La Paz, and understand the history of the modern from the AC. Maybe better that haunts the ruins located on the opposite side from seeing the flow of history, entering the Museum.
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  • Discover the pre Inca ruins is very special. The only thing regrettable is that even not is has been able to discover all of the ruins. If there were more scientific effort probably many things that have not been known is discovered. Highly recommended for those who walk by La Paz.
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