The town of Pucará is located on the main highway that runs between Puno and Cuzco, 80 kms (50 miles) northwest of Lake Titicaca and at the breathtaking elevation of about 3900 meters (almost 13,000 feet). It is a small town of between 1500-2000 inhabitants that is known across Perú for the archaeological site of Puka Pukará and a vibrant modern pottery-making tradition. It is estimated that 80% of Pucareños are potters. In particular, Pucará is know for the “Toritos de Pucará” (Little Bulls of Pucará). These ceramic bulls are placed on the roof for good luck, fertility (of crops and livestock) and to bring prosperity.


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