La Paz

Archaeological sites – La Paz

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Bring warm clothing, comfortable shoes for walking, lenses and Sun Hat, sunscreen

Regardless of the faith, the top of the Hill offers spectacular views of Lake Titicaca, the Bay and surrounding areas of Copacabana.

Altitude 3841 masl

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Archaeological sites – La Paz

Inti Watana (The Inca jib)

Walking towards the South of the town of Copacabana, on the Kesanani Hill, is a megalithic monument is known as the "Hanging of the Inca" which was used as an astronomical observatory and ceremonies at the solstices and equinoxes. The Spanish conquerors put the name of jib of the Inca, those who mistook the Observatory with a fork.

Kusijata

The community of Kusijata is located at 45 minutes from the town of Copacabana , There the call is “Garden of the Inca” and a kind of stone called tub “Bath of the Inca”. Is also the “Regional Archaeological Museum”, which has objects of the Chiripa cultures, Tihuanaco and Inca, among them of highlighting a mummy or Chullpa.

Intiqala

Is located at 15 minutes from the center of the city of Copacabana, very close to the local cemetery. It is a ceremonial center consisting of a rectangular platform and rocks carved in the form of seats.

Lock ’ to

Lock' is a community that is located to the South of Copacabana, where the inhabitants maintain traditional forms of preparation of Pasankalla, a food made with a special corn. At the foot of the Hill "Lakha Kollu", There are a variety of lithic stone, as the so-called "Polleritani".

Kopacati

Kopacati, is located at 5 km to the South of the city of Copacabana, road to Kazani – Yunguyo. There is a set of archaeological remains as “Seven mirrors” and paintings as “The thousand lights”, a stone with figures representing these Andean animals. Another cave painting found is called “Inca Banderani”, It was named for its resemblance to the Wiphala, the Indian flag.

The island of the Sun and the Moon island have important archaeological sites, most of the Inca period. The most important are:

ISLA DEL SOL

PilcocainaPalacio Pilkokaina

This stone building was a resting place for pilgrims. Is located at 30 minute walk south of Yumani.

Labyrinth the ChincanaLa Chincana

It is a semi-subterranean maze of stone where they kept food in the Inca period, located to 45 minutes walk from Challapampa.

Table sacred island of the SolMesa of ceremonies

Close to the rock's origins is this stone altar, where even in our time, Andean rituals are held.

ISLA DE LA LUNA (COATI)

Palace of the virgins “Iñak Uyu”

It was a place where the chosen women (Virgin) they learned several trades as being woven and art, so that they could be chosen as concubines of the Inca..

Source: www.visitacopacabana.com

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