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Address: Calle Triunfo 392 Int 102 | Plaza de Armas Cusco, Cusco 051, Peru
Phone Number: 971021010
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Description: The ruin complex of this military fortress is a superb example of Inca...
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.
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Only about 20% of this amazing Inca temple is still visible. Nearly all the movable stones were used by the Spanish conquerors (and the Peruvians after independence) to build... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Only about 20% of this amazing Inca temple is still visible. Nearly all the movable stones were used by the Spanish conquerors (and the Peruvians after independence) to build Cusco. What remains is massive and a wonderful introduction to the skill of Incan stonemasons.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Excellent and beautiful place to learn about the history of the Inca and the Spaniards interaction since the early dates. The state of preservation is excellent although what we see today is what the Spaniards left standing....

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

The size of the stones and the sheer magnitude of the place is breathtaking. You stand in awe of the intelligence of the incas for being able to build such a place. Definitely worth a visit when in Cusco.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

This incredible place is included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. It is easy to imagine how magnificent this place was in the times of the Inca Empire. All covered with gold. Built with a technology that we don't understand even in these modern days. Some stones are so big and so heavy that only big modern cranes could handle.... More 

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Deming, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Great place to get you ready for Machu Picchu. Not as famous, but still worth seeing. Plus they have alpacas.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

It's an impressive site, the craftsmanship of the stone walls is seriously impressive. If you come after visiting the Sacred Valley (Ollantaytambo) / Machu Picchu it may seem a little less impressive, however we visited before this which worked in our favour! We had an excellent guide from our tour agency, however you arguably don't need one here. Part of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

Very fascinating history and archeological site. The drive to the site is also very scenic. There is Llamas and Alpacas crazing in the fields there as well.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Has an amazing view!! Dont need a guide...just get a good brocure or book and do the Hike yourself. Bring lots of water and a few good snacks :)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

While the large stone walls are truly magnificent, we had seen many other stone terracing features during our trip to Peru so were somewhat tainted when we visited this feature at the end of our trip. During the Inti Raymi festival, however, the park service peels up the sod and allows the people to come in and dig up the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

We went there twice before the Inti Raymi festival and during the festival. Definitely would recommend the same to visitors who want to get an appreciation of Inca culture and accomplishments and the festival is spectacular to see. If going to Cusco go for the festival in June it is worth it.

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Address: Calle Triunfo 392 Int 102 | Plaza de Armas Cusco, Cusco 051, Peru
Phone Number: 971021010
Location: South America  >  Peru  >  Cusco Region  >  Cusco
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:00 am - 5:30 pm
Monday 7:00 am - 5:30 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am - 5:30 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am - 5:30 pm
Thursday 7:00 am - 5:30 pm
Friday 7:00 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday 7:00 am - 5:30 pm

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