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Pukará de Quitor - Ruin San Pedro de Atacama - Chile

Pukará de Quitor are the ruins of a 12th-century fortress originally built on a steep hillside on the Río San Pedro to protect locals. Indigenous forces attempted to repel Pedro de Valdivia’s conquest but succumbed to the attack and lost the battle in 1540.

Around San Pedro de Atacama, San Pedro de Atacama, Chile


Getting There
The site’s close proximity to town - only 3km north along Calle Tocopilla and then the river - makes it an easy excursion on foot or by bike.

Relative price: Budget

Travel Skills: None

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By Chris Hughes
Traveling South America to give Viva readers the most up-to-date information...
07 May 2009

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