Pukara (Sandia)

This article is about the mountain in the Sandia Province, Puno Region, Peru. For other uses, see Pukara (disambiguation).

The archaeological site of Pukara on top of the mountain
Highest point
Elevation 4,200[1] m (13,800 ft)
Coordinates 14°23′05″S 69°37′33″W / 14.38472°S 69.62583°W / -14.38472; -69.62583Coordinates: 14°23′05″S 69°37′33″W / 14.38472°S 69.62583°W / -14.38472; -69.62583[2]

Location within Peru

Location Peru
Parent range Andes

Pukara (Quechua for fortress,[3] hispanicized spelling Pucara) is a mountain in the Andes of Peru, about 4,200-metre (13,800 ft) high, with an archaeological site on top. It is located in the Puno Region, Sandia Province, Patambuco District, southwest of Patambuco. The pre-Inca funerary site is also known as Trinchera (Spanish for trench). The place was declared a National Cultural Heritage by Resolución Directoral Nacional No. 296/INC-2003 by the National Institute of Culture. It consists of tombs, walls, houses, squares and tunnels.[1][4]


  1. 1 2 escale.minedu.gob.pe - UGEL map of the Sandia Province (Puno Region)
  2. "Cerro Pucara". IGM, Peru. Retrieved July 25, 2015.
  3. Teofilo Laime Ajacopa, Diccionario Bilingüe Iskay simipi yuyayk'ancha, La Paz, 2007 (Quechua-Spanish dictionary)
  4. "Sitio arqueológico de Trinchera". mincetur. Retrieved July 25, 2015.

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