Is an ancient archaeological city capital of the Tiahuanacota state located in the Department of La Paz, Bolivia, 15 km southeast of Lake Titicaca.
Tiahuanaco was the center of the Tiahuanaco civilization, a pre-Inca culture that based its economy on agriculture, architecture and livestock, and which covered the territories of the Collao plateau, between southwest Peru, western Bolivia, north Of Argentina and the north of Chile, regions from which it radiated its technological and religious influence towards other civilizations contemporary to her.
Testimony of an important pre-Inca culture, the Tiahuanaco culture possessed a port in the Lake Titicaca although now it is to 15 km of distance of him. The magnificence of its culture is reflected in its excellent ceramic work with the famous keros (ceremonial vessels), huaco-portraits (three-dimensional portrait of a human face in a vessel) as well as textiles and especially in architectural constructions, many Which have astronomical orientation.
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