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. Put Pukara Archaeological Site and other Puno attractions into our Puno trip itinerary app , and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • September 15, 2017
    Samples of impressive sculptures: "the executioner", for example. Well protected works for connoisseurs. Go, admire and follow.
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  • September 12, 2017
    In addition to the famous bulls and its ceramics, now Pucara has put in value its historical ruins, located very close to the population, three squares are U-shaped, rare for this type of complex. as always excellent hydraulic system and its canals for drainage, a clear example of how you should build a city, as well as their pyramids
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  • September 6, 2017
    Small town known by the famous Peruvian bulls seen on roofs of every house in Peru. Without many attractions, has a very interesting Museum.
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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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