Tiwanaku Archaelogical Site

Local nameTiahuanaco
LocationLa Paz, Bolivia

Tiwanaku is a Pre-Columbian archaeological site in western Bolivia near Lake Titicaca and 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.The site was first recorded in written history in 1549 by Spanish conquistador Pedro Cieza de León while searching for the southern Inca capital of Qullasuyu.Some have hypothesized that Tiwanaku's modern name is related to the Aymara term taypiqala, meaning "stone in the center", alluding to the belief that it lay at the center of the world. The name by which Tiwanaku was known to its inhabitants may have been lost as they had no written language. Heggarty and Beresford-Jones suggest that the Puquina language is most likely to have been the language of Tiwanaku.

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Private Tour: Tiwanaku Archeological Site from La from 90 USD

Opening hours

Daily: 9 am - 4:30 pm


Adults: BOB 80
Tour (in English): BOB 160
Admission fee includes 4 sites.

More information and contact

Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tiwanaku

Official website https://www.lapazlife.com/places/tiwanaku-tiahuanaco/

Address Bolivia

Coordinates -16°33'17.347" N -68°40'26.123" E

Tours and activities: Tiwanaku Archaelogical Site

Private Tour: Tiwanaku Archeological Site from La

from 90 USD

Tiwanaku Full-Day Trip from La Paz

from 55 USD

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