Lake Titicaca

These pre-Inca ruins are spread out across a large area above the town and consist of nine pyramid-like structures, the largest of which gives the site its name. Kalasaya is a short way up Lima, west of the main plaza. Just S10 gets you into Kalasaya and the Museo Lítico Pucará at the Plaza de Armas, though there’s nobody to check your ticket at the ruin.

The Kalasaya pyramid is constructed from stone monoliths and human head sculptures jut out from its walls. Other carved creatures include serpents and pumas. The center was used for offerings to the gods and Pucará culture became the central force in the Lake Titicaca region by 200 BC.

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1. Museo Lítico Pucará

0.33 MILES

The Museo Lítico Pucará displays a surprisingly good selection of anthropomorphic monoliths from the town’s pre-Inca site, Kalasaya. The museum is next to…

2. Museo Kampaq

21.95 MILES

Staff at the shop opposite this museum, two blocks west of the Plaza de Armas, will give you a Spanish-language guided tour of the museum’s small but…

3. Lampa Municipalidad

22.01 MILES

In the small square beside the Plaza de Armas, the town hall is recognizable by its murals depicting Lampa’s history – past, present and future. Inside…

4. Iglesia de Santiago Apostol

22.03 MILES

Worth seeing and the pride of locals, this lime-mortar church includes fascinating features, such as a life-sized sculpture of The Last Supper; Santiago …