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Sillustani, Puno

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#1 of 6 in Historic Sites in Puno
Cemetery Ruin Must See
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. To visit Sillustani and other attractions in Puno, use our Puno trip itinerary planning site .
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  • October 7, 2017
    The ruins are beautiful and stunning and the vision of the Lake alongside is unique! In addition, the tour is fast and cheap. It's worth it!
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  • October 5, 2017
    It is a cemetery Inca that if you go in the morning there are few people (the tour make them in the afternoon usually) can visit it very comfortable and enjoy an tranquility and beautiful views archaeological site is surrounded by a lake that makes the place a set more boni to
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  • October 1, 2017
    Shocking place little known in our environment, but spectacular, its meaning, both for the environment that rodeo it. Invites you to sit back and reflect on the questions that give meaning to life.
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  • June 15, 2017
    Archeological sites belonged to the Incas, it used to be a funeral places and considered as sacred place, important to bring warm clothing because is cold
  • May 13, 2017
    Great place. Amazing views of the lake
  • April 28, 2017
    Amazing Place. Nice views and nice hikes
  • March 5, 2017
    Amazing area to see archeological past of Peru. Great views over the lake. Very interesting burial structures.
  • March 17, 2017
    Breathtaking views! Nice people.

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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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