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Sacsayhuaman

Address: Portal de Panes 123, C. C. Ruisenores Oficina 206 | Plaza de Armas Cusco, Cusco 051, Peru
Phone Number: 995 050803
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Archeological Park of Sacsayhuaman Half-Day Tour
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Ranked #2 of 82 Attractions in Cusco
Type: Ancient Ruins, Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: The ruin complex of this military fortress is a superb example of...
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Stairs / elevator
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 5:30 pm
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.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Stairs / elevator
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

The old Inca Ruins were very interesting. The whole planning and layout of the area, so long ago is incredible. Certainly a very interesting experience not to be missed,

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Canberra, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

We were on a guided tour with Scenic Tours (Australia) and our guide (Elliot) talked us and walk us through it all. Having a guide is the only way to get full benefit out of this site otherwise you don't get the history of the place. Maybe Lonely Planet could help but our guide was great. Scenic tours bought us... More 

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Westerly, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Upon our arrival in Cusco, we headed out with our guide tand explored these architectural ruins. We hiked a bit, a good way to get acclimated to the altitude , and get accustomed to the amazing history of the brilliant. Inca people. We were able to ride horses among the countryside above the ruins, a wonderful perspective high above the... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

We spent a day in Sacsayhuman (Sexy Woman) and overall a very beautiful, impressive site. The shortcomings... this was not cheap - the cab ride was (12 soles) but it was 70 soles a person just to get into the park. I would have had an easier time with that if it included anything.. i mean a freakin map would... More 

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New Smyrna Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Enjoyed this example of Terraced structure. Parts are still being restored. We did not spend a lot of time here but it was a great introduction to the Incan locations we would be seeing in the following days. We basically walked from one side to the other where our transportation met us. Our guide helped us remember how to pronounce... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Just Amazing - that is it , make sure you a lot enough time. we ran out, as we only booked two hours there and needed a lot longer to really take it all in. To really understand the destruction the Spanish laid on the land in Peru is something else.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

This is a nice spot and some of the rocks that make up the ruins weigh more than 600 Tons! But if you've already done 2 or 3 days of ruins and hiking Macchu Picchu with tour guides, it may be redundant. this spot is focused on the Puma and is supposed to be shaped like the Puma head. There... More 

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Lido Beach, NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Coupled with a few other destinations, a visit to this walled complex can be part of a great, historical and fascinating half- or whole-day trip while staying in Cusco. Just two miles northwest of the city, it overlooks beautiful, red-roofed Cusco in the valley below. The HUGE foundation boulders of the zig-zagged walls that fit in so precisely with each... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

I have been there for 2 times and always nice place for historical and for nice view for the city. I went there by one day trip and before I went there by myself both are ok. I walked up hill to the village behind to rent houses from local people in the village.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

The mighty Inca hilltop fortress of Sacsayhuaman is incredible. We walked through the ruins, up the stairs, over the balconies...it’s huge and took a few hours to walk around. Only a small fraction of it, the foundations, remains today. Three massive terraced walls used to exist rising above 60 feet in a zig-zag fashion – some say to break up... More 

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