highland landscape. It is known for having
islands that contain archeological remains in
a living testimony handed down from
pre-Colombian civilizations. The Lake’s
entire coastline interconnects with natural
areas filled with cattails where an assortment
of ducks and birds nest.
town is the repository of major historical
remains, particularly the Inca’s Gallows,
the Kusijata and the Intikala.
architecture of this pre-Colombian town is
impressive. The structures are built of stone
united by mortar and mud and roofed with
the cradle of the great builders of the totora,
or cattail, rafts, using unique techniques.
Textiles, handicrafts and archeological
remains can be seen there, as well as natural
of the Sun
in the Greater Lake, the island shelters
valuable archeological remains, the most
important of which include the Yumani
Staircases, the Pilcocaina Palace and La
of the Moon
island can only be reached by vessel. The
second most important sacred site of Andean
culture, the Island of the Moon was the center
for the maidens of the Sun, the chosen place
for the worship of Women.