The Gothic city of Pacunasa, is a stone forest of extraordinary beauty, famous for its geological formations that seem to have been towers of some city of Gothic architecture, with buildings that look like the city of Batman. This tourist attraction is formed by volcanic rocks that are a true spectacle and look like giant buildings within a natural landscape; these rocks were formed over time by erosion processes.
Gotham City is a natural wonder, an enigmatic stone forest located in the Macusani district of Puno.
Tourist attraction in Puno that is made up of majestic rocks of different sizes and shapes, which seem to build a city in stone. Likewise, some people affirm that the rocks manage to form human and animal figures.
The natural attraction Gotham City is made up of a green landscape that contrasts with the beauty of the rock formations. But, what most attracts the attention of visitors after the gigantic rocks are the cave paintings left by the ancient settlers. According to experts, these artistic manifestations would be about 8,000 years old.
The Gothic city of Puno is located in the Macusani Valley in the province of Carabaya, department of Puno.
It is located at 4315 meters above sea level.
In the department of Puno, Macusani is located, a beautiful district of the province of Carabaya. Within this territory lies a natural wonder, known as Gotham City. This particular forest is made up of majestic rocks of different sizes and shapes, which seem to build a city in stone. Likewise, some people affirm that the rocks manage to form human and animal figures.
On the other hand, this natural attraction is made up of a green landscape that contrasts with the beauty of the rock formations. But, what most attracts the attention of visitors after the gigantic rocks are the cave paintings left by the ancient settlers. According to experts, these artistic manifestations would be about 8,000 years old.
Without a doubt, this is a territory that demonstrates the existence of the ancient civilizations that existed in Peru. Therefore, there are several legends about the origin of this site. One of the best known tells that these formations are the product of a battle between the first men and the gods. It is thought that the army of warriors was petrified before the powers of the deities.
One of the main plans that can be done in this area is trekking, which consists of walking through natural settings such as mountains, forests or jungles. But this activity requires more physical effort. Therefore, we recommend that you warm up beforehand to avoid any injury.
During the tour of this beautiful natural space you will see the outcroppings of volcanic stone that are a true spectacle. In addition, these gigantic rocks form a kind of labyrinth in which you can be immersed. But, the most exciting part of this trip is stopping to decipher the figures on the stones and, of course, contemplating the scenic beauty of this part. We assure you that the view from this point is truly incredible. So don't forget to take out your camera to take the best photos.
It should be remembered that to explore this place, you must have some security measures. Therefore, it is advisable to hire the services of a local guide.
This traditional town in the department of Puno is known for being the 'alpaquera capital of the world'. This is because it has a wide variety of alpacas and llamas. In addition, it is recognized for having the imposing snow-capped Allin Cápac and having several mining areas.
Also, within this town you can find different places of tourist interest such as the Sanctuary of the Virgin Immaculate Conception, a building that was built on the idea of a miracle related to the Virgin Mary. Similarly, this church attracts tourists for its striking stone architecture.
Another of the attractions of this town is its Plaza de Armas, where there is a beautiful colonial-style pool, which steals the eyes of visitors. There is also its Municipal Theater, which was remodeled some time ago. In this scenario, different cultural events are held, such as folkloric and literary presentations, and exhibitions of world cinema classics.
Likewise, within its surroundings you can find a variety of natural attractions such as waterfalls, hot springs, snow-capped mountains, archaeological complexes and others.
Finally, Macusani is a developed site where you can find a diversity of restaurants with exquisite dishes. Here you can also find various handicrafts made with alpaca wool. Do not forget to take a nice souvenir to support the artisans of the area.
To visit the Gothic city you must go to Juliaca; When you arrive in Juliaca, take a transport that will take you to the Macusani district. The trip lasts approximately 3 hours. Finally, and to get to the Gothic City of Pacunasa you must take a mobility, it is best to contact in advance. Before entering Gotham City, the guide does a little paying ritual to the land. The purpose of this is to ask the Apu for permission to start the exploration.
Getting to this destination on your own is somewhat difficult, so Waman Adventures recommends that you hire the services of a tour operator agency that provides you with security and everything you need to explore this wonder. During the tour of this beautiful natural space you will see the outcroppings of volcanic stone that are a true spectacle.
The best time of the year to visit the Gothic City of Pacunasa is between the months of April and October because it is the dry season. The lowest temperature season is from July to September.
One of the main plans that can be carried out in this area is to walk and contemplate the natural scenes such as mountains.
In addition, these gigantic rocks form a kind of labyrinth in which you can be immersed. But, the most exciting part of this trip is stopping to decipher the figures on the stones and, of course, contemplating the scenic beauty of this part.
In Puno you must take a car to Juliaca, the journey takes five to six hours and it costs S/3.50, ask him to drop you off at Macusani's whereabouts. Here you will find some buses that take you from S/10.50 to Macusani and the travel time is three hours.
Upon arrival, as there are no tourism companies yet, the van to Pacunasa costs you S/200 soles, but if all six seats are filled, the cost is divided among all.
The vloggers of "Bien Taypá Tv" recommend Mr. Milton as a guide, who accompanied them in the truck to Pacunasa to explain the way. You can contact him a day before to coordinate the hours and date of the guide service. His contact number is (944 058 305).
After completing the tour, in Pacunasa there are accommodations from S/25 to wait for the next day back.
The best season to visit Gotham City is from April to November, because from that month until March the rains begin and from July to September it is the frost season.
The advice to visit this destination is to dress up warm and take all security measures in case you suffer from any respiratory problem. In addition, this tour includes a walk, so warm up beforehand to avoid any type of injury.
In Macusani there are restaurants and various artists who make handicrafts with alpaca wool, do not forget to support tourism in the area.