Quitor's Pukara is located only 3 kilometers from San Pedro de Atacama and was built in the 12th century with a strategic location on the hillside as a fortress. It is built of stones that climb the hill with a defensive wall.

The Pukará de Quitor, declared a National Monument in 1982, is an ancient Inca fortress built in the 12th century, strategically placed on the side of a hill protected by a gorge over the river. Quitor was taken over by Spaniards in 1540.

It was built with large and small stones kept together by mud used as mortar. The ruins Despite the construction, the The Pukará de Quitor had to be restored for the first time in 1981. Since then, it was restored once again in 1992 by initiative of a Spanish organization.

Location: Región de Antofagasta, 316 km (197.5 mi) northeast of Antofagasta. 3 km (1.8 mi) northwest of San Pedro de Atacama.

Quitor Pukara map