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Sillustani, Puno

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Pay tribute to the long-fallen warriors of the Colla community at Sillustani, a pre-Incan burial ground perched on the shores of Lake Umayo. A series of funerary towers, some of which are up 12 m (39 ft) high, held the remains of Colla nobles, their families, and plenty of food and possessions to keep them comfortable in the afterlife. Admire the artisanship behind these impressive towers, which have stood since the 15th century. Take a guided tour to fully appreciate the significance of the area, as you'll struggle to find signposted information nearby. See Sillustani and all Puno has to offer by arranging your trip with our Puno itinerary maker.
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  • A very nice, quiet and silent place as all cemetery. The Lake is from another planet quedas crazy to see it.
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  • We visited Sillustani one afternoon and although it is not far from the car park, the altitude makes it feel as if you have climbed to the top of the Andes. We were told about the burial system and I ...  more »
  • remarkable historic site so well informed and explained by a guide to understand the story and the symbolism.
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  • Is a wonderful place the scenery is just beautiful it is definitely worth it
  • I was here in 2015 and caught a great sunset as the rains rolled in from the distance. Great place.
  • Look out for the snake and lizard on the tombs at the top of the hill. Make sure you walk over the back of the site for views of the two lakes.
  • The view on the top is super! And the builds are so cool
  • A must do side trip from Puno. Just wait for the views from the top!