Tiwanaku, La Paz

3.8
#1 of 7 in Historic Sites in La Paz
Discover the ruins of an ancient empire at Tiwanaku, a pre-Columbian archaeological site. In its heyday, the ruined city served as the seat of the mighty Tiwanaku empire, which ruled swathes of land spanning from Peru's coast, across western Bolivia, and down into northern Chile. Scientifically minded Tiwanaku people used many of the city's structures in their astronomical research and probably positioned their shrines and religious monuments in harmony with the sun's movements. Take a guided tour around the site to fully appreciate its history. Use our La Paz trip itinerary planner to visit Tiwanaku on your trip to La Paz, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • Visiting Tiawanaku at first seems like a more expensive trip to take from La Paz, given the prices of the organised tours dotted around tourist offices and hostels in the city. However, the daunting.....  more »
  • Tiwanaku is in Bolivia and it is a heritage site of UNESCO and it has been created as long as the Mayan dynasty and even the ruins now are beautiful. They have a museum which tells the history of the....  more »
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