COMPLEX TIAHUANACO OR TIWANACO:
Is located 20 km south-eastern shore of Lake Titicaca in La Paz Department in Bolivia, was an important Pre-Columbian archaeological site of Tiwanaku culture, Where are the ruins of the ancient city, known as: Kalasasaya and other important buildings; Puma Punku, Door of the Sun, Monolito Ponce, Keri Cala, Putuni, Laka Kollu, the Akapana pyramid and Wila Pukara, which served as residence to the priestly elite. Many constructions of Tiahuanaco architecture have not been maintained due to the low resistance of the adobe (Mass of mud and straw, molded shaped bricks) against severe weather conditions in the highland region.
Here you can read the information of the most important places of the ancient city of Tiahuanaco.
Is a temple complex or monument that is part of the Tiwanaco, This Building is so unique in the way that it was constructed, shaped and positioned, and you will find incredible stones with perfect right angles, almost smooth as glass, as though they used machine tools or even lasers, evidence of ancient civilizations using modern technology.
An important building of 126 meters long by 117 meters. wide, inside there is a large rectangular sunken courtyard that you descend a staircase carved on a single rock of six steps; it passing through a monolithic door, in whose center is the "Estela" or the "Monolito Ponce".
Gate of the Sun
Is a megalithic solid stone arch or gateway constructed by the ancient Tiwanaku culture. The large monolithic cover is 3 meter tall by 3.75 meter wide; its weight is estimated at 12 tons. The lintel was carved in one piece from a block of andesite and is fully sculpted in high and flat relief, the center is depicted the God of Varas.
The Akapana pyramid, or sacred mountain of Tiahuanaco
Is a much eroded, seven-level pyramid measuring some 200 meters wide by 17 meters tall. Nearby is the Subterranean Temple and the Kalasasaya, the Akapana is precisely oriented to the cardinal directions.
If you are in the city of La Paz, you can choose as a good alternative to visit Tiahuanaco in Shared tour.
- TIME OF THE TOUR:07 HRS
- DEPARTUTE:01 DAILY
- SCHEDULE:08:30 a.m.
During this tour we’ll visit the Tiahuanaco or Tiwanaku Site Museum to see the pieces unearthed at the site and then tour the ruins themselves, including the Sun Gate, intricately carved from a single massive stone and displaying a calendar and deity. Which have yet to be deciphered, a pyramid used for ritual sacrifice, and other fascinating temples, shrines and statues.
In this shared tour, we will pick our client up from different downtown hotels in La Paz to head to Tiahuanaco through a paved road; Tiahuanaco is located at 72 km. from the city of La Paz.
Once at small town of Tiahuanaco, visit to the site Museums "Lithic and Ceramic" a collection of Lithic (Stone) and Ceramic pieces unearthed at the site. Of those most prevalent are the kero ceramic cups, which were ritually smashed and buried after ceremonies.
Continuing with the tour, visit to the archaeological site of Tiahuanco and its major ceremonial centers as; The Pyramid of Akapana, Templete Semi-Subterraneo, Keri Kala, Putuni, Katantallita,Templo of Kalasasaya, the Sun Gate and Puma Punku. (2 hours and 30 min Time of visit).
Then, we will enjoy a typical lunch in tourist restaurant of Tiahuanaco. After the lunch, we return to La Paz, arriving at approx. 2:30 pm. To La Paz.
- Advice one day before the tour.
- Lunch in Tiahuanaco.
- Entrance fees to Tiahuanaco.
- Tourist Transport (Shared service).
- Others not mentioned in the program.
- Hotel in La Paz.
- Drinks and Snack.
- Extra expenses and Tips.
- Camera, Toilet paper and extra batteries.
|1 People||$ 50.00 USD|
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