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Q'enqo

Cusco, Peru
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Ranked #35 of 91 Attractions in Cusco
Type: Ancient Ruins, Cultural
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Toronto, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

It's a twenty minute walk from the Cristo Blanco statue, and a 40 minute walk from Sacsayhuaman; and definitely not worth the extra effort. There's almost no signage or explanation (none in the guidebooks, either); and it just looks like a rock arrangement from Disney World. Wouldn't recommend.

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England
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43 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Bought tickets in town for 70 sol from the tourist info centre for the tourist circuit just outside of Cusco. Well worth every penny. We hopped on and off the local bus, which cost about 1 sol each time, to save walking up and down the hill to the different locations, the locals on the bus will help you along... More

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New York City, New York
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230 reviews 230 reviews
166 attraction reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

It's a very interesting Inca ritual site. They utilized natural stone formation cavities of the rock and cut steps, seats, niches, etc. in it. The stonework looks similar to the Inca Tomb in Machu Picchu. The skills of the Inca stonecutters strikes one's imagination as always. The site is small, should take 30-45 minutes to see. Included in the Boleto... More

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Hayle, United Kingdom
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297 attraction reviews
313 helpful votes 313 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Not at all what I expected,yet another bit of History destroyed,well partially, by the Spanish. Interesting stop off while in this area and such cleaver stone mason work when you consider the tools available. Go see.

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Los Angeles, California
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39 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

This i a small ruin. What makes it special is the altar where the Incas embalmed the mummies. The interior of the cave is always cold, regardless of the temperature outside, fascinating!

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Bucharest, Romania
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44 reviews 44 reviews
33 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Its a nice pit stop. But not a must see. If you are driving by, take a look, it only takes 20-30 min. Its a nice sunset there.

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Deinze, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium
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52 reviews 52 reviews
19 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

15 minutes is enough to visit this archeological site. It's not big at all but if your driving by, why not get out of the car to see this?

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St. Louis , MO
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This was also one of my favorite ruins that we saw while in Cusco. It is really cool to see all of the marvelous ceremonial sites and the altar underground. There are paths and caves underground in the rocks which are really cool and have the altars and stuff in it. Amazingly, there is this one rock that projects the... More

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Wroclaw, Poland
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121 reviews 121 reviews
36 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

This site is very little coparing to other objects surrounding Cusco. If you like to takr a pic of the altar, you have to use camera with a solid flash. Mobile/Iphone does not work well enough. Cusco pass as a ticket.

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

One of the sites on the Boleto Turistico Cusco. This is rather a small site and you only need fifteen minutes to visit. Hidden beneath some large rocks is a chamber containing a horizontal stone slab. This was where children as young as 12 were once sacrificed. Skeletal remains were found in the deep stone pits carved next to the... More

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