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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 103 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: Stairs / elevator, Activities for older children
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Rio Rico, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Sacsayhuaman is incredible. It is huge, built of stones that looked immovable. Used as an Inca administrative center it must have covered acres and acres of land. From the top you look down on the city of Cusco. I loved this spot.

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Yuma, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Giant teeth walls - amazing. Friendly dogs roaming the park - amazing. Even slightly drunk guide - amazing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

One sunny Sunday I wanted a change of pace from the bustling historical center where my hotel was. So I started early and wound my way up the skinny streets, ascending steep stairs where dogs slept and worked my way up, up, up along the stream, until I was way above Cusco. Sacsayhuaman was the fortress where there were two... More

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Cusco, Peru
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

who build these amazing architectural complex that is breathtaking at all? dont to be missed in a sunny afternoon!

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Monterey, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

The ruins are certainly interesting but 70 Soles is way too much for this place. You can see the best parts of the ruins, which are the walls, without entering it. Just go on the hill across it. There is not much more to see when you enter so basically there is no point in paying that much money.

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Sydney
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Excellent views and incredible engineering feat. It is being overwhelmed by the increasing number of visitors.

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Calgary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

This is a great ruin. And worth 90 minutes or so. Can walk around it. A guide is very helpful to fully appreciate the context and importance. Perhaps the most important part of historical Cusco to see.

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Worcester, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

A large and interesting site. The zig-zag walls and enormous stones were worth seeing. Good information boards although we were lucky enough to have a guide with us. Very close to the White christ.

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Halifax, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

This is a large site and encompasses spectacular views of Cusco. You have the opportunity to climb the ruins and it is a much easier climb than at Ollantaytambo and Machu Picchu. The site is also included in the multi ticket if you have one. It's definitely worth seeing.

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Ventura, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We took the Hop On Hop Off bus up to this point. It is very interesting. We didnt even know about this place until the bus passed by it. Unfortunately, the bus isnt truly a hop on hop off so we couldnt get off the bus.

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