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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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Ranked #6 of 101 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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Manhattan Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

I am telling you.....the ruins of the Sacred Valley are INFINITELY better than Machu Picchu. They are SO MUCH less crowded, SOOOO much easier to get to and you can easily find a friendly fairly priced official guide to walk you around and tell you about the history of the ruins. I really enjoyed my time in the Sacred Valley... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Constructions to rival Chichen Itza. Beautiful setting just outside Cusco. Go with a guide, you will get much more out of the experience.

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Mississauga, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

We had a wonderful tour guide who was very knowledgeable. Involves some climbing. You can get a panoramic view of Cusco city from the top.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

This place is yet another gem in and around Cuzco. It has a stunning location looking down on Cuzco and is full of enormous rocks. We went with a guide from Alpaca Expeditions who did a wonderful job of explaining the site. If you have children, make sure you go away from the city, on the other side of the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Even if you visit it on a "normal day, rather than during the Inti Raymi of Festival of the Sun, you will find this visit very interesting to understand the Incas' special building skills.

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Danbury, Connecticut
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

This is generally included on Cusco tours or tours of the Sacred Valley, and it's certainly worth going to as part of that. But it doesn't come close to Machu Picchu, of course, nor is it anywhere near as impressive as Quoricancha in downtown Cusco. If it's not included in what you're booked for, I wouldn't go out of my... More

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Lima, Peru
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

cool arquiological place. in the afternoon is windy, so keep a jacket and at the end of the visit, the local people sell corn and cheese to eat. so yummy.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

This is the place I think I'll never forget, cause My guide called "Sexy woman". It's very easy to remember it's local name. Apart from it's nick name. I like piles of stones and it's very calm place. I felt very peaceful.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

If you want to do this ancient site justice, you need to dedicate some time to it. The site is HUGE, but most tour companies and day tours will only have you there for 1-2 hours. If you want to fully enjoy it, take some extra time to explore it more fully

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

To be honest I was bored, this was the last visit of a city tour thst came at the end of a very long day. Nothin more than stones not a lot to see. Pleasant walk. I was more interedted in the grazing alpaccas

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