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Address: Calle Triunfo 392 Int 102 | Plaza de Armas Cusco, Cusco 051, Peru
Phone Number: 971021010
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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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Archeological Park of Sacsayhuaman Half-Day Tour

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Massive stones!

When you look at the overall design of Sacsayhuaman it is quite impressive than the Incas were able to come up with and execute the design (spoiler alert: it is shaped like a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

When you look at the overall design of Sacsayhuaman it is quite impressive than the Incas were able to come up with and execute the design (spoiler alert: it is shaped like a lightning bolt). The use of massive stones is very impressive and once again highlights the stonemasonry skills of these early builders.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Sacsayhuaman is an outdoor visit of an old Inca temple/town/fortress. High up on the city of Cuzco overlooking the town. It is well preserved and you can spend a couple of hours wondering around the ruins and terraces. Look out for the hidden animals in the stonework, Make sure you wonder over to Christ overlooking the town for an excellent... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

This is a very powerful site which enormous walls built with gigantic stones. It is very open and affords beautiful views of Cusco.

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Miami, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

This was our first stop after we arrived in Cusco enroute to the Sacred Valley. It was a good introduction to the Inka's use of stone and how the designed their sacred sites.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Unlike other tourist clogged ruins, this was quiet historic with wide open spaces. Knowing the history of the place does make it a better visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

one of the best inca stone works. there are several sites to see around cuszco, this one is a must. most tourists call it sexy woman.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

Still thinking; who did it. I couldn't be done by primitive tools, what about lifting so massive blocks !!!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

We kind of stumbled on the ruins on our way to see the Cristo Blanco statue. I'm so glad we came! The Sacsayhuaman ruins have some of the best examples of the Inca's stone cutting skills, and you can see some massive (like the size of an SUV) rocks held together with no mortar or anything. It was so impressive!... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

This place will remain in our memory as the most astounding Inca ruin that we saw. There is no way to describe the intricate and precise nature of the rock formation.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

Possibly the most easily accessible site, Sacsayhuaman is interesting and also disappointing. The view is great. You can walk up to the site from downtown Cusco via stairways near the San Blas area. The view over the Cusco valley is excellent. The original Quechua stone work is amazing. Regrettably, the site has been "repaired" using materials and techniques which are... More 

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Address: Address: Calle Triunfo 392 Int 102 | Plaza de Armas Cusco, Cusco 051, Peru
Phone Number: 971021010
Location: South America  >  Peru  >  Cusco Region  >  Cusco
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:00 am - 5:30 pm
Monday 7:00 am - 5:30 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am - 5:30 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am - 5:30 pm
Thursday 7:00 am - 5:30 pm
Friday 7:00 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday 7:00 am - 5:30 pm

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