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Pukara de La Compania

Pucara de La Compania, promaucae fortress, later used by Incas, located in La Compania Mount, commune of Graneros, Chile. It is notable as the most southerly building that remains of the Inca Empire. It was declared a National Monument of Chile.


There can be identified three moments of historical occupation of the pucara:

Between years 1380 and 1450, of archaeological data , the hill would have been in use, with purposes that they seem to relate to the resistance of the local population, promaucaes or picunche s, to the Inca invasion .

Most of the Inca structures and remains of the hill fits to the occupation, between the years 1430 and 1450, approximately.

Again the indigenous local population gave the last use to the fortress , trying to refuse itself to the conquest by Spain . Theproofs of this event that appear in the former chronicle s were those who guided to them archeologist s and they allowed to relocate the pucara in the recent years.



The vestiges of the pucara consist of the bases of 7 structures of circular plant , a major construction and other attached buildings that can be sites(places) of alertness. The flat summit of the hill is surrounded, in addition, with defensive perimeter walls .

Current situation

Cerro La Compania was declared Chile National Monument for the Decree n 1191 , March 11, 1992. In spite of it, these remains have neither a tourist suitable access, nor a control and care on the part of the authorities. An attitude that denotes little respect for the archaeological patrimony of the pucara is the existence of the great antenna of cellular telephony in one of the points of the summit of the Mount. The works of installation of this structure, realized in 1997, included a way and movements of land, which destroyed four meters of a defensive wall.

See also


Cachapoal Valley

Pucara de Quitor

Huaca de Chena

Pucara del Cerro La Muralla

External links

Cerro de La Compania Google Maps

Oficial site of Pucara de La Compania del Consejo de Monumentos Nacionales de Chile.

M. T. Planella, B. Tagle, R. Stehberg y H. Niemeyer; ''Achievements and failures in the stage of recovery of a historical damaged patrimony: the case of the strength(fortress) of the Big Hill of The Company ". Article of Magazine Chungara, sep. 2004.

Pucara de La Compania ,official site of the Municipality of Graneros

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