In the Aymara language Inca Uyo means “dwelling or place of the Inca.” The site is well recognized for its Inca building style and its use of stone materials. Archaeological excavations took place at least twice in the 20th century, and from these it was learned that the ruins formed part of a major collection of ceremonial buildings. By analogy from other Inca sites in the Andes, archaeologists surmise that it was a destination for political and religious gatherings.

Location Access
Province:Puno
Distance:
Time:
18 kilometers from
the city of Puno
25 minutes by bus
and 15 minutes by
car
300 meters from
the main square of
Chucuito
5 minutes walk
District:Chucuito
Locality
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Museum & Other Services:
S/.1.00Open all dayGuards