Lara in Paititi

Paititi is a legendary Inca lost city. It allegedly lies east of the Andes, hidden somewhere within the remote rainforests of southeast Peru, northern Bolivia or southwest Brazil. The Paititi legend in Peru revolves around the story of the culture-hero Inkarri, who, after he had founded Q'ero and Cusco, retreated toward the jungles of Pantiacolla to live out the rest of his days in his refuge city of Paititi. Other versions of the legend see Paititi as an Inca refuge in the border area between Bolivia and Brazil.[1]


Paititi has lived in isolation for hundreds of years, under the control of the Cult of Kukulkan. After Lara Croft set off the Mayan apocalypse, she looked for ways to stop it in Paititi.[2][3]


  • Fishing District
  • Marketplace
  • Town Square
  • Religious District
  • Residential Areas[4]



  • In developing Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Paititi took inspiration from the Mayans and Incas. It is based on a "what if?" scenario, of the two cultures coming together and developing in isolation.[3]
  • Paititi is the largest in-game hub to date in any Tomb Raider game. It is so large it is divided into various districts. It is where Lara can buy new gear, interact with NPCs (learning about the history of the city in the process), and go on side-quests.[3]
    • The city can also be explored in "Immersion Mode." In this mode, the city's people speak in Yucatec Maya or in English.[3]


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