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El Fuerte de Samaipata, Samaipata

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Visit a pre-Incan site at El Fuerte de Samaipata, which features ruins of a 15th-century temple complex. The well-preserved buildings and these carvings led to the site becoming a World Heritage site. The site was actually in use long before the 15th century, but the majority of the structures and carvings came from the Inca between the 15th and 17th centuries. Hire a tour guide and walk through the complex, seeing the different buildings and learning about their usage long ago. Behind the structures lie the carvings, characters carved into the stone of the mountain by the inhabitants. Put El Fuerte de Samaipata into our Samaipata vacation generator to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Samaipata.
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  • The fortress of Samaipata was not as good as i expected. It is said to be the largest carved rock in the world. Unfortunately most of the interesting carvings are not really visible any more due to we...  more »
  • I don't feel like many know of Samaipata, but it is a World Heritage Site and spans 2300 years of existence and at least 3 different cultures. It is an impressive rock with sacred value and similariti...  more »
  • This place is beautiful, full of history, and will take you at least an hour to soak in. There are many guides that you can hire at the trailhead or you can take in the place on your own.  more »