The Valle de las Animas, or Valley of the Souls is a densely packed forest of rock formations, each stabbing toward the sky in great clusters. Formed out of mudrock and erosion over hundreds of years, the visually-stunning valley has drawn in visitors for thousands of years.
When the first people visited the valley, they believed the spires resembled petrified souls, and gave the area its name. Valle de las Ánimas offers tourists a temperate climate, mystical landscapes and a privileged view of Illimani and Mururata. These rock formations are the result of the melting of a glacier, millions of years ago, it is one of the main attractions of the government headquarters.