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Sillustani, Puno

4.6
#1 of 8 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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  • Very interesting place, we visited on the way back to the airport. The guide was very knowledgeable. Impressive ruins and excellent views.  more »
  • Burial site on a peninsula, beautiful walk and great scenery. Many souvenir stalls in front of it, Alpaca comparatively inexpensive
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  • This excursion is offered from Puno in the afternoon. One hour by bus. Then walk and explain on the funeral site. At the return a stop is offered on a traditional farm. Very kind welcome. Tasting of sled dishes.
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  • Lovely place, bring sunblock, water and get ready to walk the ruins are spread across a large terrain. Go before 3 PM for a wonderful tourist free time. After that busses flood the ruins with lots of tourists.
  • Great landscape, I can understand why they buried people there... :)
  • Very peaceful ancient burial place ....super view on the lake .....
  • Sillustani is unique. Full of magic and energ. Thiese pictures are the mirror of Ancient Necropolis. And today, january 5th was very especial. Because Puno's Regional President Walter Aduviri offered his respets and love to Mother Earth.
  • Such an interesting place.
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