Lasana Pucara

Know Lasana Pucara

Built by the atacameños in the 12th century, the Lasana Pukara is what's left of a fortress (250 meters long) with an amazing construction technique. It was made of rock, with 110 structures built into it, turning it into a big construction with narrow interior paths. The houses vary in size; and the biggest had five wide rooms. All the houses had two kinds of cellars (mainly for food) built in the backyards.

Información del Destino:
  • Attractions:

    Anchaeological and anthropological interest zone.

  • When to go:

    All year long.

  • Activities:

    Hikking, photography.

  • Weather:

    Desert weather. The temperature oscillates between day and night time, and the summer rain is more frequent with a high media of 3 milimeters. The high media temperature is 24,5ºC and the lowest is 17,1ºC.

  • Location:

    Anchaeological and anthropological interest zone.

  • Services;

  • How to get there:

    Anywhere-Santiago: Airway.
    Santiago-Antofagasta: Airway and land route, by Panamericana 5 North.
    Antofagasta-Calama: Land route, by Route 25 CH. Airway.
    Calama-Chiu Chiu: Land route (33 kilometers) Public and private transportation.
    Chiu Chiu-Lasana: Land route (10 kilometers).

  • Surroundings:

    Ayquina, Calama, Caspana, Chiu-Chiu, Cupo, Conchi Dam, Geyser del Tatio, Ayquina Church, Lasana, Chuquicamata, Ollague, Conchi town, Coska town, Lasana Pukara, Turi Pukara, Loa River, Ascotan Salar, Carcote Salar, Toconce, Aucanquilcha Volcano.

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