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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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A must do in Cusco

This is the place where you can see the biggest and nicest real Inca walls. The place is impressive, as it is quite big. You can go there by foot from Cusco (via the old Inca... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 27, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 NEW

This is the place where you can see the biggest and nicest real Inca walls. The place is impressive, as it is quite big. You can go there by foot from Cusco (via the old Inca trail), and if you want to have nice shots be sure to be there at the opening (7:00 am); large crowds of people may... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

Take the trouble to get up the hill to Sacsayhuaman, an impressive Inca structure not "contaminated" by Spanish colonial building around the ruins. It is here that you get a feel for the colossal dimension of the structures Inca engineers were able to design and construct with primitive tools.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

Need to see this place while you are staying in Cusco. Take any city tour and this is included. You can see here the famous incan stones, perfectly cut. I recommend this place!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

I had a very knowledgeable guide, Fabrizo to guide me through the site. The ruins were interesting and wonderful view of Cusco below. My guide showed me a cave that we walked through. However it was a bit creepy because as soon as you enter you can't see anything. It is completely dark until exiting the cave.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

Lovely place but very similar to many other in peru. We didn't have much time to walk it all as the guide rushed us.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

I had not heard of this ruin before arriving in Cusco, and I was amazed at the scope and scale of the Incan vision for this site. The stones are enormous, and there were a lot of interesting features to explore. We spent about 2 hours here, which gave us an opportunity to explore at a relaxed pace. Great views... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

Incredible site. Huge, many interesting aspects, lots of places to explore. Beautiful views. Great day trip. One of the coolest archaeological sites I visited in the Sacred Valley. Do not leave Cusco without visiting here. It is very easy to get to: we made a nice little trip by hiking up past the San Blas neighborhood to Cristo Blanco (big... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Walked up from town (30mins) and took services of guide at the entrance for s60. He was very informative, was actually a shaman and gave some really interesting insights into Inka's. Without guide would be very hard to get much out of it apart from a great viewpoint.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

The Inca and Pre-Inca history . We seen many places where Incan people lived and the restoration that is now taking place to unclover and make clear how the civilization lived. I like the fact that people in these areas are still using parts of some of the buildings from centuries past and they are still standing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

This archeological site dates back to approx. 1100, with the Inca expanding the complex in the 13th century. The massive stones were hand cut and are precisely fitted without mortar as in all Inca sites. As in Machu Pichu, depending upon the relevance and importance of the specific area of the site determines how precisely the stones are carved and... More 

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