Parque Arqueologico De Raqchi

Parque Arqueologico De Raqchi

Parque Arqueologico De Raqchi
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  • TheExplorerFamily
    Somerset, New Jersey7,103 contributions
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    Massive Temple Ruins
    This was our second stop while going to Puno. The area is in a tiny town, but had a massive Temple which is the most prominent, with many other buildings in the same complex. The enormous Temple is 302 feet in length, and 84 feet in width. It is two-storied and has very clearly seen windows and doors. It is the tallest Inca structure discovered to date, and is said to honor Wiracocha – the God of Creation. The site was built as a central point for the Incas. Some believe that the buildings represent Military Barracks, while others think that they are religious and administrative offices. Whatever the case may be, the complex is huge, and contains large fields for farming, a lovely lake, A simple Church, a bustling artisan market, and tons of aqueducts with flowing water. It is in quite a remote location, and we only stopped here because it was on the way to our destination.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written September 30, 2023
  • DanielMtz90
    Monterrey, Mexico459 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Quick Tour
    On our journey from Cusco to Puno, we opted for a bus tour that conveniently made multiple stops, one of which was the impressive Raqchi Archaeological Park. This site was far better than I had anticipated, with well-preserved remnants that truly showcase Inca architecture. Facilities like bathrooms (costing 1 sol per person) and various small shops are available before entering the park. I highly recommend visiting Raqchi if you’re taking this bus tour; it enriches the travel experience by offering a deep dive into the historical significance of the Inca civilization.
    Visited April 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written April 20, 2024
  • Musicians Mum
    1,202 contributions
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    Archaeological site
    What a peaceful ,interesting ruin. Ancient. Small village adjacent which is still inhabited .The small square is full of colourful stalls, now catering for tourists but once would have been for local trade. Also an area of ancient crop stores Our shared tourist bus stopped here on the journey from Puno to Cusco. Toilets are available.
    Visited April 2024
    Traveled with friends
    Written May 2, 2024
  • Skeney57
    Sydney, Australia24,415 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Inca Ruins
    It appears that the Spaniards didn't respect the Inca properties very much because they destroyed most! This relic or ruin is the remains of an Incan settlement that was a strong point on the road system of the Incan Empire. The buildings were for traveller relief and also a large Temple of Wiracocha is on the site. The ruins are very interesting and again showcase the building skills of the ancients. Which would make the Spanish vandals of yesteryear?
    Visited April 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written June 2, 2024
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DanielMtz90
Monterrey, Mexico459 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
On our journey from Cusco to Puno, we opted for a bus tour that conveniently made multiple stops, one of which was the impressive Raqchi Archaeological Park. This site was far better than I had anticipated, with well-preserved remnants that truly showcase Inca architecture. Facilities like bathrooms (costing 1 sol per person) and various small shops are available before entering the park. I highly recommend visiting Raqchi if you’re taking this bus tour; it enriches the travel experience by offering a deep dive into the historical significance of the Inca civilization.
Written April 20, 2024
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Travelbug291
Bribie Island, Australia923 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
One more amazing Inca temple. The remnants of which speak of an advanced society. There were remnants of storehouses, places for social and religious gatherings, and for housing their military. They showed great ingenuity in capturing and storing their rainwater. Much of the construction is of mud brick but the remaining stonework reaffirms their masonry skills.
Written February 3, 2020
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TheExplorerFamily
Somerset, NJ7,103 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Family
This was our second stop while going to Puno. The area is in a tiny town, but had a massive Temple which is the most prominent, with many other buildings in the same complex. The enormous Temple is 302 feet in length, and 84 feet in width. It is two-storied and has very clearly seen windows and doors. It is the tallest Inca structure discovered to date, and is said to honor Wiracocha – the God of Creation.

The site was built as a central point for the Incas. Some believe that the buildings represent Military Barracks, while others think that they are religious and administrative offices.

Whatever the case may be, the complex is huge, and contains large fields for farming, a lovely lake, A simple Church, a bustling artisan market, and tons of aqueducts with flowing water.

It is in quite a remote location, and we only stopped here because it was on the way to our destination.

Written September 30, 2023
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Musicians Mum
1,202 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
What a peaceful ,interesting ruin. Ancient. Small village adjacent which is still inhabited .The small square is full of colourful stalls, now catering for tourists but once would have been for local trade.
Also an area of ancient crop stores
Our shared tourist bus stopped here on the journey from Puno to Cusco.
Toilets are available.
Written May 2, 2024
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Skeney57
Sydney, Australia24,415 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
It appears that the Spaniards didn't respect the Inca properties very much because they destroyed most! This relic or ruin is the remains of an Incan settlement that was a strong point on the road system of the Incan Empire. The buildings were for traveller relief and also a large Temple of Wiracocha is on the site. The ruins are very interesting and again showcase the building skills of the ancients. Which would make the Spanish vandals of yesteryear?
Written June 2, 2024
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betteskid
Boston, MA1,328 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
We stopped here while driving to Cusco and enjoyed touring this ruins. A high point was the huge remains of a temple wall. In addition, there are a large number of storerooms still in quite good shape. Stopping here is a great place to stretch your legs while you are covering the largish distances between places in Peru. It is definitely worth stopping here.
Written December 14, 2022
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Jim_and_Barbie
California657 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2012 • Family
Originally, we were planning to take the train from Cusco to Puno, in which case we would not have done any sightseeing this particular day. However, our tour company (Peru for Less) recommended that we take the Turismo-Mer tour bus so we could do a little sightseeing along the way. The Raqchi archeological site was one of our stops.

I found these ruins to be only mildly interesting. There were more interesting than what we would have seen if we had taken the train (i.e. nothing), but they were far from being a highlight. If you are in the area and have a little time to kill, then I suppose they are worth a stop. However, I wouldn’t necessarily recommend going very far out of your way to see them, unless you have a very, very strong interest in this sort of thing.

There was a large courtyard area where many vendors had set up tables with their crafts and trinkets. Unfortunately, our bus left right after the ruins tour, so we really didn’t have time to shop. In hindsight, I might have enjoyed just shopping during our short time there, rather than tour the ruins.

One vendor had some sort of interesting water pitcher were the water would pour out if you turned it one way, but you could turn it completely upside down the other direction and the water didn’t come out. I only saw a quick demo of it while we were being rush past the vendors to the bus. I would have liked to have investigated that further. I didn’t see anything like that anywhere else in Peru.

By the way, if you do end up taking the Turismo-Mer (or similar) bus, try to get a seat in the very last row. Those folks could recline their seats all the way back without smashing anyone behind them. We were a couple rows farther forward, and I wished we were sitting in that last row instead.
Written September 3, 2012
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downhillcyclist
United Kingdom335 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Couples
Impressive Incan archaeological site with 14m high temple wall. Well worth visiting on Cusco to Puna road. Interesting, not too busy.
Written June 14, 2019
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GregB052148
Tarpon Springs, FL632 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2015 • Friends
Though not as famous as many other Inca and pre-Inca sites this was a very pleasant surprise on our trip from Cusco to Puno. The food storage "colcas" area was pretty impressive----we had a Canadien grain farmer on our tour and he did the math calculations for the storage bins. It was 1.4 million bushels of wheat. Pretty impressive if you consider these to be 500+ years old. There was a nice square with local handicrafts for sale. The people are very polite and not aggressive at all in trying to sell you something. Bathrooms are available 1 Sol ( 33 US cents) - they give you a tiny bit of toilet paper----always carry some extra with you.
Written February 26, 2015
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albertsebastian
Melbourne, Australia245 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019
A nice stopping place on the road from Cusco to Puno. Great unique ruins still standing, most of them made from mud bricks unlike the other places which are made from stone.
Written November 30, 2019
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