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Pukara Archaeological Site, Puno

Categories: Landmarks, Tourist Spots
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2.8/5 based on 180+ reviews on the web
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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  • The village Museum and the archaeological site with an amazing view on the Andean Highlands (point of view of the Raya)
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  • I found it interesting that the Pukara Culture existed quite earlier, pegged at around 1st millennium BC. This culture is known for its pottery, ceramic Pukara Bulls that ward off evil, and Jatun Nak'...  read more »
  • The Inca architecture and fortress and access roads and trails never cease to amaze we tourists. The large population of 400 years ago must have been able to literally move mountains.