Pukará de Quitor A World Heritage Site

Latin America

Pukará de Quitor,

The fort of Pukará de Quitor was built by the Atacameño people in the 12th century and is all stone carving.

Pukará de Quitor is built on the summit of a hill, 2.7km from the town of San Pedro and overlooking the river San Pedro.

A nearby cave has the heads of two chiefs carved into the rock. The chiefs were two of the forts 'caciques' who were beheaded by Spanish invaders.