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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  • The place to which you cannot miss when you visit Bolivia. A well maintained Museum. Save the pyramid, which Bolivians unfortunately before flights screwing things up. Do you feel the stone standing at the entrance of the amplifier to the campus. Sun and moon gate are beautiful.
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  • A place steeped in history, my friends and I were amazed with the high-tech sewage tiawanacotas, affordable price, worth paying a guide because it explains in detail each place and details. It is best to go early and bring a rain jacket.
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  • This tour is worth every penny spent. We went with the aire tour. Leo's special guide. The lunch was a delicious surprise. The archaeological site is breathtaking with the stories told.
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