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Pukara Archaeological Site, Puno

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Pukara Archaeological Site showcases the ruins of the ancient Pukara culture from the early intermediate period. Situated in the vast altiplano highlands, the site features a small museum dedicated to the culture and its artifacts. View pre-Incan sculptures, ceramics, and other relics, or visit the picturesque town church. The village is known in Peru for its pottery, especially the small “Toritos de Pukara” (bulls) that are said to bring good luck. For Pukara Archaeological Site and beyond, use our Puno trip itinerary planner to get the most from your Puno vacation.
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  • Take the time to see this, it is different and not crowded. It is worth the time. Cheap souvenirs close by  more »
  • Much has been lost, and there's little to see. The nearby museum is small with some items, but it doesn't have the same luster as other ruins in Peru I've visited. However, if you're near or traveling...  more »
  • The tourist bus that make the Cuzco Puno trip stop in many amazing places and this is the last stop before Puno and it is worth the stop. Pukara pre-Inca civilisation was remarkable for their stone wo...  more »

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Despite the appeal of Lake Titicaca, most accommodations in Puno sit several minutes back from the water, around the city center. Hostels, budget guesthouses, and rooms in private homes make up the majority of sleeping options, with a handful of boutique hotels also available. Consider staying somewhere with easy access to local transport, as you'll likely want to head off on daytrips to the surrounding area during your Puno holiday.
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