Sillustani is an extensive network of “chullpas” or stone burial towers located on a plateau overlooking Lake Umayo. The tombs date from the 12th to the 14th centuries, belonging to the Kolla culture (1200-1450 AD) that developed in the area to the north of the lake. The towers range from rustic pre-Inca mounds to extremely sophisticated stone mausoleums up to 12 meters high, featuring relief carvings of lizards and elegant stonework. The tombs interred entire family groups and were reserved for the nobility and priest class.

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Province:Puno
Distance:
Time:
34 kilometers
north of Puno
35 minutes by bus
District:Atuncolla
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Adults S/5.50
University
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S/.1.00 School
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S/.0.50
Monday to Sunday
8:00 – 17:00
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