Tikra is located in Peru
Shown within Peru
LocationPeru, Huánuco Region
Coordinates10°03′05″S 76°37′10″W / 10.05139°S 76.61944°W / -10.05139; -76.61944Coordinates: 10°03′05″S 76°37′10″W / 10.05139°S 76.61944°W / -10.05139; -76.61944

Tikra (Quechua tikray to turn upside down,[1] hispanicized spelling Ticra) is an archaeological site in Peru. It was declared a National Cultural Heritage by Resolución Directoral No. 952/INC on September 20, 2001. The site consists of circular buildings and square or rectangular burial towers (chullpa). Tikra is situated in the Huánuco Region, Lauricocha Province, Jesús District, near Tikra (San José de Ticra, San José de Ticras). It lies on the slopes of Pitaq Mach'ay (Pitac Machay, Pitacmachay) northeast of Jesús.[2][3]


  1. ^ Teofilo Laime Ajacopa (2007). Diccionario Bilingüe Iskay simipi yuyayk’anch [Quechua-English dictionary] (PDF). La Paz, Bolivia.
  2. ^ "Sitio Arqueológico de Ticra". mincetur. Retrieved August 24, 2015.
  3. ^ escale.minedu.gob.pe - UGEL map of the Lauricocha Province (Huánuco Region)

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