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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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  • Is a complex of ruins near La Paz in which one can visit pyramids, museums, ceremonial and political centres of one of the most important pré-incaicas civilizations of the Bolivian altiplano. Although the ruins themselves are not really beautiful or impressive, the explanations of the guides and the museum collections are quite enlightening and interesting for those interested in history. On the way there there is a lot of traffic jams and beautiful views of the snowy peaks of the Andes.
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  • From La Paz you can visit the archaeological sites of Tiwanaku and Puma Punko in one day trip however if you want to spend more time walking in the sites or visiting the museum there is a hotel near b...  more »
  • It is a beautiful archaeological site, it has 2 museums. There are crafts for sale much cheaper than in La Paz. It has very clean restrooms. The entrance are 100 bs and arrive from the Centre is simple and cheap. Calculate 3 to 4 hours to know it well.
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