Pucará of Quitor

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This is an ancient stone fortress from the 12th c. that predates the arrival of both the Spaniards and the Incas.  It is situated on the Quitor Hill, only 3 km away from the San Pedro de Atacama.  Visitors typically arrive at the site by foot or bike.  It is also located near the San Pedro River, a remarkably feature for an extremely arid environment.

Photo: courtesy of Consejo de Monumentos Nacionales.

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