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Address: Calle Triunfo 392 Int 102 | Plaza de Armas Cusco, Cusco 051, Peru
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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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An enormous Inca Ruin which overlooks Cuzco and the Sacred Valley. A good guide can describe how the huge stones were placed together (without mortar). There are reasons for... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

An enormous Inca Ruin which overlooks Cuzco and the Sacred Valley. A good guide can describe how the huge stones were placed together (without mortar). There are reasons for specific surfaces and zig-zag walls. You can also see the Cristo Blanco (White Christ) in the distance. This site is fascinating, educational and beautiful.

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Regina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Our first look at these huge limestones which you can't imagine them being moved and placed. Built in the 1500 's and watched the Alpacas and Lamas wondering around as though it was untouched.

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Delhi, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

As with most sights of Incas, the real purpose of this attraction is known .Different versions from a incomplete fort to a fort destroyed by Spaniard's. The huge rocks are absolutely magnificent , and to imagine them being rolled down the point and the put tighter is mind boggling.

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

Enjoyed our trip here. Beautiful panoramic vista and interesting examples of how clever the Inca's were. Incredible stonework. Also went to an Alpaca factory. Beautiful handmade baby alpaca sweaters.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We visited this spot after being in Machu Picchu, so it didn't appear that impressive to us. You get a great view of Cusco from the site.

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Herndon, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

visit the moon temple in the back of the ruins and meditate for 10 mins...... I was able to feel the energy there...it was very peaceful and relaxing. the interesting thing I learned from the local is that when you whistle form one end of the temple it echos on the other end and this was used for communication during... More 

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Seoul, Republic of Korea
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

This is the most important and fantastic Inca ruin. Only Machupichu can match with this ruin. Considering the size of stone and the quality of stone work, I am sure that it was more important site to Inca people than the Machupichu. It is shame, spanish conquerors had destroyed most of it, and had used stones from this site to... More 

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Valley Forge, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Sacsayhuaman is lovely but like many of the better known sites, too crowded. Much of it is current roped off for excavation/restoration.

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Preston, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

One of the most stunning Inca sites. This was a ceremonial site used as a fortress by Manco Inca during the siege of Cusco and the site of a decisive battle. The massive stones used in its construction are truly amazing; moved here without the use of wheels and cut to perfection using stone and bronze tools. Amazing!

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Did lots of touristy things when in Cusco, this is at the top of my must see list. It has amazing architecture and left me wondering yet again, just how did they construct this? We had a guide which was worth it, to get an understanding of how it was believed to have been built. It has amazing views of... More 

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