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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
Useful Information: Stairs / elevator, Activities for older children
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Tongeren, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

Very big setting. You get a great feeling when you stand in the open field and look at the big walls. The view of Cusco is spectacular!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

Jumped on Red bus tour for a whirlwind tour of local sites.... A little like a amusement park ride due to heights of mountains and sharp corners but hey when in Rome! Called sexywoman by our guide who humourously gave a brief overview.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

This is an essential visit for anyone touring the sacred valley. Complete with impressive Incan ruins. Interesting history. Easily accessible.

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Loved our tour to Sacsayhuaman with Arturo from Condor Travel. He explained the history clearly and his English was faultless. Tour was interesting and well worth doing.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

It's difficult to believe that the Incas nearly 900 years ago were able to transport and carve these huge pieces of granite with out any metal tools or modern technology.

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RapidCity,SD
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Four of us took a cab up here from Cusco. It cost us $25 US total round trip. At the entrance gate we purchased the Boleto Turistico--Tourist Ticket. It was about $45 US each and good fir 15 different places for 10 days. You need to pay in Soles. At the ruins we hired a guide for $25 Soles and... More

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

A trip to Sacsayhuaman is worth it if you have limited time in Cusco. The construction is amazing and the views are excellent.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Along with the other reviewers, I, too, would have liked to have seen it before the Spanish quarried it during the Colonial Period. I was feeling a little short of breath at that point due to the altitude and there was a bench to sit down on and rest for a bit. Our City Tour guide did not necessarily speak... More

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Asuncion, Paraguay
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

This is a large Incan site that sits on a hill overlooking Cusco. The views themselves make the visit worthwhile without going into the history of the site. Be sure to slide down the stone slides!

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Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

This amazing setting above Cusco gives a idea of how stunning the Inca empire must have been in the 14th century. Best with a guide.

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