Tiwanaku, Tiwanaku

3.8
#2 of 61 in Historic Sites in Bolivia
World heritage site · Ruin · Historic Site
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 Tiwanaku trip itinerary planner to visit Tiwanaku on your trip to Tiwanaku, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
Create an itinerary including Tiwanaku
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors

Tiwanaku reviews

Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor traveler rating
TripAdvisor traveler rating 4.0
1,706 reviews
TripAdvisor
  • Fantastic day trip to get the lungs used to the altitude before we went climbing. Paid for a private tour upon arrival- very knowledgeable guide.  more »
  • It was a memorable visit to Tiwanaku. I had been there from La Paz. The site speaks about ancient civilization of Pre Inca civilization. The Sun and Moon God worshipers were very civilized and knnew.....  more »
  • Build a trip
    Tell us where and when you
    want to go, we will build
    the best sightseeing itinerary
  • Refine it
    You have complete flexibility on your destinations and itinerary
  • Book as a package
    Use our travel agents to get
    package savings and hassle free booking
  • Enjoy your trip!
    Enjoy our 24x7
    on-trip assistance