"This magnificent and ancient American civilization, known as the "City of the Sun" or "City of the Gods" is located in a desert location at an altitude of 3844 mts. above sea level, southeast of Lake Titicaca and 72 km from La Paz. Tiwanaku, known as the "City of the Sun" or "City of the Gods" was an ancient pre-Inca city, located southeast of Lake Titicaca , at an altitude of 3844 meters above sea level and about 70 kilometers from the city of La Paz.
While there are different theories, Tiwanaku is considered a ceremonial center and a crowded urban center supported by a sophisticated system of terrace farming, well adapted to produce grain at high altitude. The city had been founded around 300 AD Some buildings were left unfinished when, for reasons not known, all work ceased in 900 AD
The Tiwanaku masonry reveals one of the most skilled construction jobs in South America. Some systems union of blocks of stone reflect a very ancient use of metal construction purposes.