Here you can find interesting sights in Tiahuanacu, Bolivia. Click on a marker on the map to view details about the sight. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 6 sights are available in Tiahuanacu, Bolivia.List of cities in Bolivia Sightseeing Tours in Tiahuanacu
1. Monolito del Fraile
The "Monolith Friar", also known as "Estela Fraile", is a monument that is located in the eastern part of the monumental archaeological complex of Tiwanaku, in Bolivia. The monolith is located inside the enclosure of the temple of Kalasasaya, also called Temple of the Standing Stones, and was built by the members of the Tiahuanaco culture, a pre-Columbian civilization that during its period of greatest expansion was distributed in part of what are now Bolivia, Chile and Peru. It comprised almost the entire plateau called the Collao plateau to the coast of the Pacific Ocean to the west and the Chapare to the east. Its capital and main religious center was the city of Tiwanaku, located on the shores of Lake Titicaca in the department of La Paz in Bolivia.
2. Moon Gate
The Puerta de la Luna is a monument that is part of the Monumental Archaeological Complex of Tiahuanaco, in the department of La Paz of Bolivia. The door sits on high ground in the enclave of Putuni, where the Palace of the Sarcophagi is located, and was built by the members of the Tiahuanaco Culture, a pre-Columbian civilization that during its period of greatest expansion was distributed in part of what are now Bolivia, Chile and Peru. It comprised almost the entire plateau called the Collao plateau to the coast of the Pacific Ocean to the west and the Chapare to the east. Its capital and main religious center was the city of Tiwanaku, located on the banks of the Tiwanaku River in the department of La Paz in Bolivia.
3. Puma Punku
Pumapunku or Puma Punku is a 6th-century T-shaped and strategically aligned man-made terraced platform mound with a sunken court and monumental structure on top that is part of the Pumapunku complex, at the Tiwanaku Site near Tiwanacu, in western Bolivia. The Pumapunku complex is an alignment of plazas and ramps centered on the Pumapunku platform mound. Today the monumental complex on top of the platform mound lies in ruins.
4. Spiritual and Political Centre of the Tiwanaku Culture
Tiwanaku is a Pre-Columbian archaeological site in western Bolivia near Lake Titicaca, about 70 kilometers from La Paz, and it is one of the largest sites in South America. Surface remains currently cover around 4 square kilometers and include decorated ceramics, monumental structures, and megalithic blocks. The site's population probably peaked around AD 800 with 10,000 to 20,000 people.
5. Sun Gate
The Puerta del Sol, is a monolith carved in the shape of an arch or gateway to the site of Tiahuanaco by the Tiahuanaco culture, an Andean civilization of Bolivia that thrived around Lake Titicaca in the Andes. from western South America around 500-950 CE.
The Kalasasaya or Stopped Stones is a major archaeological structure that is part of Tiwanaku, an ancient archeological complex in the Andes of western Bolivia that is designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
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