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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 quite interesting to learn more about this civilization. The price is really expensive compared to what is visible. Not to be missed with little interest or a guide in my opinion. A good dose of imagination to really realize how could be the place before! For me 'el fuerte' has samaipata worth more
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  • A historically interesting tour. The ephemeral side of the visit, because the erosion of tourist passes by, makes it more special. With a Guide we understand better the workings of the ruins and other ancient works.
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  • You should visit Tiwanaku and then speak. I played a guide passionate that do not remember his name. Worth the penalty!
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