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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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  • Interesting place, especially if it you don't have to specifically change the route. For example, from Cusco to Puno walks Inca-express bus makes stops in interesting places. During its route brought in Pukaru. In this case, you can see) and the Town Museum of archaeology is worthy of attention. If possible, it is necessary to go into the Guide. In one of the rooms a very interesting infographic on the topic historical epochs of the matching urine and the Incas with historical events.
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  • The beautiful church of Santa Isabel was built by the Jesuits in 1767 and is located opposite the Plaza de Armas of Pukara. It is an architectural jewel of Baroque style. On December 28, 1972, it was declared Cultural patrimony of the nation. On the other hand it is lytic Museum, this name is because that in its different exhibition halls is responsible for presenting lithic material was found during excavations in different complexes of the Pukara culture, because this is the Museum of the archaeological complex of the same name. Pukara is a small old town, small, but full of history and where also sold a grain of the most delicious coffee and that you can be prepared instantly in their shops.
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  • Pukara is one of the stops on the route of the Andean Baroque in the South loop that goes from Cusco to Puno. We have the Church was closed, a small museum and a few shops and coffee.
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