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San Lorenzo Pucara

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San Lorenzo Pukara is an ancient fortress surrounded by a big rock wall, a vestige from the 12th century. It´s a significant place because it shows the Tiawanaku culture vestiges (the culture that changed the cultural stage in the region's development). The San Lorenzo Pukara is on the terraces of an artificial valley, where you can see houses made of and also you can find houses made of cane.


Archaeological and anthropological.




First region. Located 17 kilometers from Arica and 302 kilometers north of Iquique.

How to get there?

Iquique-Peru: Land route, by Panamericana Highway from Iquique and Tacna. Bolivia-Arica: Land route, by Route CH-11 Tambo Quemado, that goes through Parinacota from La Paz, Bolivia. Anywhere-Arica: Airway and Seaway (Carlos Ibañez del Campo Port) Arica-San Lorenzo Pukara: Land route, 17 kilometers north Arica. Azapa Valley-San Lorenzo Pukara: Land route, by Route A-27

When to go?

All year long.


Desert weather. The temperature oscillates between day and night time, and the summer rain is more frequent with a high media of 0,2 milimeters. The high media temperature is 27,4ºC and the lowest is 13,2ºC.


Housing, food.


Arica, Camarones bay, Lluta River, Lluta geoglyphs, Morro of Arica, Chinchorro beach, El Laucho Beach, La Lisera Beach, San Miguel de Azapa Town, San Lorenzo Pucara, Las Peñas Religious Sanctuary, Cardones Stream.

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