Pukara Archaeological Site
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born2travelit
Cesena, Italy17,067 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2015 • Friends
interesting example of inka workship. this archaelogical site not far from puno city offers you an idea of the ability of this amazing population
Written March 13, 2015
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joanadventure
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia1,386 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2013 • Solo
I kind of like this as this place tells me the historical of the place as well as Peru back to 11,000 B.C.
Written January 5, 2014
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TraceyMH
Toronto, Canada459 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019
Along the drive from Cusco to Puno , this small village is a welcome stop to street and see some more pre Incan ruins. The site is quite extensive yet largely undeveloped due to lack of funding/interest. It’s quite amazing what is there .. ig monolithic stones with the background of the mountains. the. Ilhabela is quite charming and the museum has some interesting artifacts. Same town has the coffee that is processed by the animals who chew and excrete the beans. The PUKARA area is a short stop.
Written September 30, 2019
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Tim P
Stoke-on-Trent, UK1,703 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2018 • Friends
I'm sure in the future this will be an interesting place to look round, at the moment there really is not a lot to see, some interesting items in the museum and an interesting part of history way before Inca times.
Written February 9, 2018
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JaneTucson
Tucson, Arizona656 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2016 • Couples
We took the 10 hour bus trip from Cusco to Puno, with Lake Titicaca being our destination, in August, during our 17 day trip through Peru. It probably only takes 8 hours but 10 hours with the stops as we made several along the way.
My husband took the tour/ hike with the rest of the group but the altitude was bothering me so I stayed with the bus. It consisted of ruins from pre Incan days. There was even a tunnel they could climb down and then walk to the other side. It was known as an ancient fortress. There was a church further down into the village but we didn't stop there.
The culture was know for its pottery, which we saw in the museum, along with sculptures.
This is a nice stop for tourists as the museum is interesting, locals are selling their articles in the street and there is even a coffee house!
My husband took many photos which I will share.
Nice stop and interesting place.
Written October 27, 2016
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Mary K
San Antonio, FL340 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2015 • Couples
We took the Inka Express from Puno along "La Ruta del Sol" visiting Andahuaylillas, the Raqui Temple of Wiracocha, La Raya Pass and Finally the Temple of Pukara.

This temple in the altiplano (highlands) is at an altitude of 3860 meters or 12,664 feet. This was the first population center to develop in this region during the Late Formative Period (200 BC -AD 200) 1500 years before the Inca arrived. The archeological site can be seen on the right side below the mountain. The church, Santiago de Pupuja, was built by the Jesuits and was completed in the mid- XVIth century.

In the small museum we saw a beautiful example of pottery with beautiful, still vibrant colors and other stone artifacts. There is also a very detailed chart showing the Pukara culture in relation to later civilizations including the Inca.
Written February 12, 2015
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monaHungary
Piliscsaba, Hungary961 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2014 • Couples
It's a tiny museum in the middle of nowhere. Admission is definitely overpriced. 10 soles? Come on.
I'm not sure why it is so highly-publicized and visited by all tourist buses (offering the same itinerary called "sun route").
There are far more interesting and nicer places to visit in this beautiful country.
Written June 5, 2014
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Paul V
Elounda, Greece1,175 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Friends
Part of our Inka express hop was the visit to this town - village Pukara. This place is in the middle of nowhere and the cathedral and the museum are nothing special, so I would suggest to skip this stop.
Written March 2, 2019
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LookingForFamilyFun
Houston, TX1,739 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2017 • Family
Not terribly interesting unless you're interested in decapitation, but it was a lot of fun on Christmas Day with all the kids in their costumes, parading, singing & dancing
Written January 10, 2018
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StefJax
Tampa, FL2,392 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2017 • Friends
This was one of our stops on a tour and it was cool to see an old site. You are able to walk around and climb the hill it’s on which is pretty cool!
Written January 6, 2018
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