Samaipata (Rest in the heights) is a little picturesque town located in the valleys, 120 km from the city of Santa Cruz. The town has a small church located in the main square, surrounded by colonial buildings, most of the restaurants and shops of the town are located in this square. It is a good place to be used as a hub for excursions to the park Amboro, visit prehistoric giant ferns and the fortress of Samaipata.
In the vicinity are the remains of ruins of the royal apartments, as well as remains of administrative building. Samaipata was a ceremonial center and is supposed that El Fuerte is the work of the Amazonian pre-Incan 'Chané' culture, and later on was used as an advanced city by the Incas and finally by the Spanish colonists that turned El Fuerte into a fortress.
The base of the petroglyph is carved with ancient inscriptions. There are also some niches in which it is said that they were statues. The fortress also has a very complex drainage system, with several water channels and basins.
Camino a Valle Abajo #1000, Samaipata, Bolivia
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