Templo de la Fertilidad

Temple in Chucuito

Chucuito’s principal attraction is the Templo de la Fertilidad. Its dusty grounds are scattered with large stone phalluses, some up to 1.2m in length. Local guides tell various entertaining stories about the carvings, including tales of maidens sitting atop the stony joysticks to increase their fertility. You may find yourself alone here though, and without a guide a visit is lacklustre.

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