Tiwanaku, La Paz

3.8
#1 of 7 in Historic Sites in La Paz
Discover the ruins of an ancient empire at Tiwanaku, a pre-Columbian archaeological site. In its heyday, the ruined city served as the seat of the mighty Tiwanaku empire, which ruled swathes of land spanning from Peru's coast, across western Bolivia, and down into northern Chile. Scientifically minded Tiwanaku people used many of the city's structures in their astronomical research and probably positioned their shrines and religious monuments in harmony with the sun's movements. Take a guided tour around the site to fully appreciate its history. Use our La Paz trip itinerary planner to visit Tiwanaku on your trip to La Paz, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • It was a memorable visit to Tiwanaku. I had been there from La Paz. The site speaks about ancient civilization of Pre Inca civilization. The Sun and Moon God worshipers were very civilized and knnew.....  more »
  • A fantastic place to see a long lost mystical culture. Of particular interest is the head pit, where two alien-like faces can be seen.  more »

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