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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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  • We stopped here on a pre-booked tour from Cusco to Puno. There wonderfully large cathedral here and a small local museum to go through that talks about the archaeological ruins discovered nearby. It i...  more »
  • The bus that took me from Puno to Cusco, did some tourist stops and didn't see it, it was very good. The first was in Pukara, where I got to know the Lithic Museum, the Catholic Church of Pukara and do some shopping, like organic coffee from Peru and coca derivatives.
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  • Very nice, interesting topic of the bulls and its location on the rooftops. The Church is ancient and very interesting.
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