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Address: Calle Triunfo 392 Int 102 | Plaza de Armas Cusco, Cusco 051, Peru
Phone Number: 971021010
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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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Excellent Inca site

One of the most interesting sites near Cusco. It's really huge and quite beautiful. The scenery around it is equally stunning. You have views of mountains as well as the city of... read more

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cyprus
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427 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

One of the most interesting sites near Cusco. It's really huge and quite beautiful. The scenery around it is equally stunning. You have views of mountains as well as the city of Cusco. The ancient Inca building skills were just amazing. One also wonders how did they manage to bring granite pieces over a ton in weight to places as... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Here is an easily accessible historic site, not on the usual tourist map, but well worth a walk-through. Not crowded. If you have a guide like our wonderful Carlos, you will learn boggling facts about how this amazing place was formed. How DID they do it?!

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Grand Junction, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Sacsayhuaman was an amazing site built by the Incas for the upper class accountants and bureaucrats of the Quechan empire. It had some defensive purposes, but also served as a visible reminder of the power and advanced civilization of the Quechuan people. It also served as a ceremonial site, with a large field located between the defensive walls and the... More 

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Peyia, Cyprus
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 245 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This site is out of town and was part of our city tour. This Secret site is just fantastic and if you have enough time climb the opposite hill and you get a superb view. It is just amazing how they build these places at what precision and how these very large granite stones where fitted so perfect. Just amazing.... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Important to visit to understand more about the incas. The stones are impressive. The view from the top is looking over Cusco is awesome.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Yes, I realize it is expensive, but my friend and I thought the small 70 soles tourist ticket for Tambomachay, Pukapukara, Q'enco, and Sacsaywaman was worth it! Each sites was amazing but Sacsaywaman was really huge and impressive and we enjoyes having a picnic lunch overlooking the ruins and Cusco. We took a taxi to Tambomachay and then we walked... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We visited here on an organised tour. Our guide was very helpful in explaining the history of the site. Our only disappointment was not having enough time to explore the area more thoroughly.

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Sarasota, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Need a guide to fully appreciate its significance and beauty. Our guide gave us an excellent understanding of the area and what to look for

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West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Out first Inca site en route to Secret Valley. Fabulous walls created using some 300 ton boulders. Amazing to see the anti earth quake joints and extent of project that was undertaken. Well worth the visit

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Built by the Inka people in the same way as Machu Picchu. Some of the stones are larger than those used at Machu Picchu or Ollantaytambo; however, some stones at these other two places started out larger than the ones here.

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