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Sacsayhuaman

Cusco, Peru
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Ranked #6 of 89 attractions in Cusco
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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... more » 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. « less
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Stairs / elevator
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

we had a great guide, who had published a photo book on this and many other local attractions, so had great insights into the location. impressive and massive stone structures and great that it is so large that crowds do not feel intimidating or always in the way

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

Imponent and beautifull view of the City of Cusco. Our guide was quite an expert and the visit was really educational. Learned a lot. You can feel the history in the air.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

Tip - Pronounced "Sexy Woman" We walked up from Cusco (and it was a great uphill hike) we took it slow because it was high up, but its safe to walk up on your own and you also get to turn around and take in the town from the top of the hill and take some amazing photos! the best... More

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Nashville TN
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

This is a fantastic archeological site. Highly recommend using a private guide, as they are not too expensive. Be careful with who you hire, as we ended up with a guide who was not official and maybe not as good as the others. The official guides had notebooks with photos and pictures depicting how the site could have looked before... More

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Columbus, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

Its worth getting a a guide for the explanation of how the site was constructed and all the symbolism built in. Admission is included on the tourist ticket. It's 40 soles for one hour with the guide. Then you can wander around on your own as long as you want. Bring a picnic. I took a taxi up for 10... More

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Yeovil, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

Our first Inca experience. Nice to see the llamas and alpacas keeping the grass down. Wonderful Inca walls. Tremendous views of Cusco

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Berkeley, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

This place is huge. Like really huge. You don’t need a guide for the other three ruins outside of Cusco but there is so much ground to cover here that you really should make sure someone is there who can explain it to you. My wife and I did without and wandered on our own with only what we could... More

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Irvine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

On the outskirts of Cusco, these ruins are a must see. We hired a taxi driver who charged 30 soles to take us to the ruins, stay there while we visited the ruins and take us back to our hotel. Make sure to stop at the church at the top of the curving street to appreciate the view of Cusco.... More

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Oshawa, Ontario
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Sacsayhuaman provides a glimpse into the world of the Incas and leaves you both amazed and wondering "How did they do that?" This is an easily accessible site by car, taxi, bus, and even on foot. We did a half-day hike from the heart of Cusco and visited this site along with several other smaller sites in the area. On... More

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Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

The Temple of Sacsayhuaman, which sort of sounds like sexy human, is an expansive fortress of gigantic stones, with some huge blocks weighing over 350 tons! How did they built this..?? You enter at one end of the property and leave at another..it's in the middle of nowhere..kind of like Stonehenge in England..only this is much larger and covers more... More

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