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Sacsayhuaman

Portal de Panes 123, C. C. Ruisenores Oficina 206 | Plaza de Armas Cusco, Cusco 051, Peru
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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
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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Part of the ancient Inca network of sites leading to the main temples of Cusco. Intricate construction with huge stones, with wonderful views of Cusco and the surrounding mountains.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

This was a great tour as you could sit back and relax while the tour bus transported you from one place to another. Sacsayhuaman was a place where Inca kings and queens came to worship and where the high priests lived.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Amazing architectural construction of a defensive fort. Rivals anything I have seen in the middle east. Guided tours are the only way to see this attraction, otherwise you really do not have a proper perspective of what you ar looking at and the history behind it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

interesting story surrounding these ruins. great photo opportunity! Bring a warm coat as it gets cold up there!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

A great insight into the Incas and Cusco prior to the Inca Trail trek. The guide was able to explain all about designs of the ruins and how they are believed to have been created

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New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Very close to the beautiful city of Cuzco. Very large area of Inca construction. So interesting , beautiful views.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

The ruins exude peace. The overwhelming size of the stones is humbling and a silent reminder of the magnificent Inca civilization. The view is stunning, don't miss it!

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Plano, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

This place will make you really ponder just how strong and determined the Incas were. The size of these stones, where they came from, how they were transferred and how they fit together like a perfect puzzle piece is just astounding. The views of the city are breath-taking and there are several opportunities to get up close and personal with... More

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Silver Spring MD
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Definitely take the time to hike up here when staying in Cusco. The ruins and views are amazing. Our tour company recommended this to us - glad we checked it out!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Sacsayhuaman is very close to Cusco, you can walk since Plaza de Armas. Buy the touristic ticket on your first day of Cusco, that way you can see a lot of places, spending less. Me and my friends didn't, and we regreat! Sacsayhuaman is a big place, a complex of ruins! Very nice

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