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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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Archeological Park of Sacsayhuaman Half-Day Tour

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Good place to visit if you do not do Machu Pichu

We were here today. It takes approx 15 mins travelling from the centre of town up on the top a beautiful hill. Now, this is an amazing place when you look at the architecture, the... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

We were here today. It takes approx 15 mins travelling from the centre of town up on the top a beautiful hill. Now, this is an amazing place when you look at the architecture, the stone mason work, the geometry and calculations that went into building these terraced structures, some stones are 9 metres long weighing approx. 350 tons. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

you may reach the ruins on foot rising up from the plaza de arms along pedestrian street, maybe a little heavy but the view of this ruins is gorgeous.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

This site is impressive with its massive boulders, amazing stonework, and the detail you find at every Inca site. From the top of Sacsayhuaman you have a great view of Cusco. We visited in the late afternoon on a week day and heard music coming from somewhere in the city below. We spent 1 1/2 hours there, but wish we... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Vast area to walk through and get immersed in the incan/ pre incan culture.fantastic area for photos in front of uninterupted Basalt stone walls. Some weighing 1 ton. Views overlook Cusco. Tranquil setting. Enjoy

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

This is a must see, the stone work is beautiful and the history is also impressive. It’s a bit out of Cusco but if you have the time definitely go see it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

Mesmerising. The applied mathematics that went into the design of this "puma head" is quite astonishing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

The sheer size of the stones and the precision of the joining facets have to be seen to be believed. I still can't understand how the Incas did it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

Sacsayhuaman (our guide said some remember it as 'sexy woman') it's a little out of the way but you should make the effort to see it. High above Cusco, the massive architecture and stone work will impress even the most jaded observer. And from the top of the site, you can look down on modern Cusco. If you have a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Interesting site with amazing view of Cusco City. Bring good walking shoes. The weather started off fine, but the rain soon came in... bring your poncho.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Visiting this and other Inca ruins around Cusco was a good foretaste of what is to come at Machu Picchu. The location overlooking the downtown was perfect.

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