Pukará de Quitor

Pukará de Quitor (also spelled Pucará de Quitor) (Quechua pukara fortress)[1] is a pre-Columbian archaeological site in northern Chile. This stone fortress is located 3 km northwest of the town of San Pedro de Atacama, overlooking the valley of the river San Pedro. It was designated a national monument in 1982.

Part of the complex as seen from the inside.


  1. ^ Teofilo Laime Ajacopa, Diccionario Bilingüe Iskay simipi yuyayk'ancha, La Paz, 2007 (Quechua-Spanish dictionary)

Coordinates: 22°53′27″S 68°12′52″W / 22.8908333433°S 68.2144444544°W / -22.8908333433; -68.2144444544