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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 historical stop on way from Cusco to Puno. Lovely cathedral and square and on interesting pre Inca museum. Try to arrive before the tourist buses and take advantage of one of the excellent...  more »
  • This is a stop on our bus journey from Cusco to Puno. We walked into the town after the visit to the ruins. The cathedral dominates the center of the small town. We went to the museum, and several gif...  more »
  • A unique pyramid temple surrounded by a Peruvian village. Interesting. The locals are welcoming - they sell Toritos (ceramic bulls that bring blessings on your home)  more »