On the way to Titicaca lake and La Paz, we can encounter the archeological site of Tiwanaku which is the seat of one of the most important civilization in South America. This archeological site was built more than 2 000 years ago by the aymara cuture. The excavations revealed the remains of 5 different civilizations, the last one ended some hundred years before the Incas. Tiwanaku was also a pilgrimage site for the Incas and still is today for some Bolivians. On june 21th of every year, thousands of people gather on the site of Tiwanaku to celebrate the winter solstice and the beginning of the aymara year.
En the road from Lake Titicaca to La Paz, you can find the archeological ruins of Tihuanaku or Tiwanaku, a ceremonial center of Tihuanaku, capital of one of the most important civilizations of South America. Tihuanaku ceremonial sites were built along the lake's shores, indicating that the lake was considered sacred at least 2,000 years ago.Excavations have uncovered the remains of five civilizations, one on top of the other, the last one ending a couple hundred years before the Incas. Tihuanaku was pilgrimage site for the Incas and it's still revered by many bolivians as a sacred place. Every year on june 21th, thousands gather on the Tiahuanaco planes to celebrate the winter solstice and the begging of a new aymara year. Lots of tourists coming from every corner of the world come on this date to Tihuanaku to celebrate this especial occasion.