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Sacsayhuaman

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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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Another one of the fantastic ruins seen while in Cusco. To get so close and to inspect these ruins, is amazing. We had a perfect day and a real great guide telling us the story... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
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Melbourne Beach, Florida
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Melbourne Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

Another one of the fantastic ruins seen while in Cusco. To get so close and to inspect these ruins, is amazing. We had a perfect day and a real great guide telling us the story of how it was built, then again, maybe the Aliens did lend a hand. A site not to be missed while part of anyones Peruvian... More 

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Chester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

I visited a few years ago but will remain the same. Sexy woman is just another pile of rocks, however, it's a wonder how it was made, great views of cusco and a nice walk to get there. Carry your walk on to christo blanko and around the otherside of the hill, You will come down the airport side of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

The expanse of the site and seeing the walls built with huge boulders. There is a good view of the large statue of Jesus that overlooks Cusco.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Because we were there by the tourist guy, and we can not spend a lot of time there, without the explanation and longer stay, it seems like a lot of rock to us. The best part is from there that you could see the whole city of Cusco.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

A great place to explore while you are in Cusco. Amazing how the Incas could built this fortress in the Andes Mountain.......These boulders weight ...Tons....the complex is made of large polished dry stone walls, with boulders carefully cut to fit together tightly without mortar.The longest of three walls is about 400 meters. They are about 6 meters tall. We are... More 

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Kingston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Beautiful first spot to learn about the Inca, the ruins and to have space to explore. Loved the stones slides, fun!

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Cusco, Peru
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Sacsaywamaan overlooks cscuo offering great views of the city as well as being an impressive megalithic site.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Just seeing the ruins and the size of the stones is amazing. Questions, popped into our head, why and how? Luckily, we had a knowledgeable guide, who explained the history of the ruins and the thoughts of meaning of the site and how the large stones came to be there. If you're taking in Machu Picchu, these ruins are a... More 

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Arequipa, Peru
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

The place is not far from Cusco. And the ruins are very nice. The view from there is also nice. A stop ypu should do if touring the countryside of Cusco.

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Tarpon Springs, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

You can gget a cab to take you up to Sacsayhuaman for 20 SOL's (about $7) and the cabdriver will return at a set time to take you back down to the city if you wish. The views of the ruins are impressive as are the size of some of the stone used in construction. A great view also oof... More 

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