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Sacsayhuaman

Address: Portal de Panes 123, C. C. Ruisenores Oficina 206 | Plaza de Armas Cusco, Cusco 051, Peru
Phone Number: 995 050803
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Cusco Markets and Ruins Small Group Tour
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Ranked #3 of 90 Attractions in Cusco
Type: Ancient Ruins, Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
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Owner description: The ruin complex of this military fortress is a superb example of Inca architectural skills since it was made of enormous carved limestone boulders (some weighing more than 300 tons each) that were fit together perfectly without the use of mortar.
Useful Information: Stairs / elevator, Activities for older children
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW via mobile

Be ready for a lot of walking when you come to Cusco. The ruins are magical, don't miss out on this one in particular

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW via mobile

Another very interesting place to visit. But to get the most out of it you will need an informed local guide.

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

Unbelieveable to see the huge boulders and precise masonry. Also, sad to learn that what is there is only about 20% of the original. We were fortunate to have a very good guide who made it come to life.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

I don't get the fuss here. There are many more interesting places to see once you get outside Cusco and into the Sacred Valley

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

It's worth going up there from Cusco. You can also take a bus to pisaq and jump of at the 4th arqueological site and walk back to cusco. On the way you can see 4 inca sites.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

You need a guide to fully benefit from the visit there and some background of Inca and Pre-Inca history

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

Access to Sacsayhuaman requires the tourist boleto which you purchase in Cusco at one of the Ministry of Tourism's offices. It costs 130 soles and gets you entrance to 16 historic sites around Cusco. There are 4 ruins north of Cusco's plaza de Armas with Sacsayhuaman being the closest. It is very easy to take a city bus for around... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

amazing view and wall structure....go high up to see the wall...interesting.....easily spend an hour here

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Very powerful. It's amazing how they could have built all this, some of the stones weight 150 tonnes

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

The whole site is massive and presents fine examples of Pre-Inca architecture. Huge stones were placed in diagonal rows by hand to form the existing platforms. Remarkable achievement.

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