Located at 18.7
miles (30 km) N of Puno, on the highway
Puno - Juliaca, on a deviation to the west. Archaeological pre-Inca complex,
construction of big "chullpas" (Andean monument) with square or round
shape, of stone and adobe. Sillustani is characterized to have the most perfect
chullpas in the whole Peru; they have cylindrical shape that can reach up to 12
m of height, made in granite with varied internal distribution. In all the
chullpas mummified cadavers have been found. Sillustani is located beside the Umayo Lagoon, in the area recently
inaugurated as ecological reservation.
A chullpa is a funeral monument, original of the Aimara
culture, in tower form with a very small door that only allows the entrance to
trails; created for the funeral of the big gentlemen with his family and
belongings; usually built in arrays and symmetrically aligned.
Located in the county of Lampa at 46.6 miles (875
km) N of Puno. Archaeological complex
belonging to the Pucará culture that had its acme between the 550 and 350
BC. Here remains of a great military religious center and a citadel are located,
built in stone and adobe. Temple, mortuary cameras, sculptures of human and
animal figure, trails and sculpted pottery. Here it had been located ceramic
that is characterized to have wide openings and vases with base.
this complex is located the town in which the famous
"Pucará's bulls" are marketed, typical
handmade pieces of ceramic of this area.