Tiwanaku (Full Day) – Bolivian Mountain Guides

Tiwanaku (Full Day)

This is one of the most important archaeological sites in the entire American continent, located one hour from the city of La Paz, near Lake Titicaca.

According to many scientists, the Tiwanaku culture could be the mother of American civilizations. Today there are many secrets that are being “discovered” for many archaeologists, because it is believed that Tiwanaku still has more than 80% of its buildings buried.

The population of Tiwanaku bases its economy on agriculture and livestock. Its rich architecture is characterized by decoration with reliefs, by its drawings and by the subsections placed on trails, which denotes a vast knowledge of engineering and astronomy.

The archaeological area is composed of seven main architectural constructions: Kalasasaya, Semi-subterranean Templete (an almost subterranean temple), Akapana pyramid, Kantatallita, Kerikala, Putuni and Puma Punku.

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