Baúl Peak is a mountain in the form of a truncated cone, isolated and dormant. It takes its name from an unusual source, as the direct translation is a trunk or large chest. A small walled citadel sits in its highest reaches, it corresponds with a “colony’ of the Wari culture (600-1100 AD). Its placement indicates a strategic position for contact and trade between regions. Some buildings present evidence of architecture from later cultures including the Inca.

Location Access
Province: Mariscal Nieto
18 kilometers
northeast of the
city of Moquegua
20 minutes by car
District: Torata
18 kilometers from
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