5 Sights in Tiawanacu, Bolivia (with Map and Images)

Here you can find interesting sights in Tiawanacu, 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 5 sights are available in Tiawanacu, Bolivia.

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1. Puerta de la Luna

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The Moon Gate is a monument that is part of the Tiahuanaco Memorial Archaeological Complex of the Ministry of Peace in Bolivia. Located on the highlands of the Putuni enclave, the gate was built by members of the Tiahuanaco culture, a pre-Colombian civilization that, at the peak of its expansion, was spread across parts of what is now Bolivia, Chile and Peru. Almost all the plateaus are called the Collao plateau, with the Pacific coast to the west and the chapare to the east. Its capital and main religious center is the city of Tiwanaku, on the Tiwanaku River in Bolivia's Ministry of Peace.

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2. Puma Punku

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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.

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3. Centro Espiritual y Político de la Cultura Tiahuanacu

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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.

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4. Puerta del Sol

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The Gate of the Sun, a boulder carved into an arch or gateway by the Tiahuanaco culture on the site of Tiahuanaco, a Bolivian Andean civilization that thrives around Lake Caca in the Andes. About 500-950 ce in western South America.

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5. Kalasasaya

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Kalasasaya Mhwater at Dutch Wikipedia / Public domain

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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