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Puka Pukara

Cusco, Peru
+51 993 492 979
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Cusco, Peru
Cusco, Peru
+51 993 492 979
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Reviewed July 23, 2017

Visited this site on our trip through the Sacred Valley. Another example of the excellent stonework and building done so long ago.

Thank turoar
Reviewed July 13, 2017

nice but inka motives appear again and again in all of the sites, so it's not a must, unless it's a part of a package deal.

Thank bestsZagreb
Reviewed July 10, 2017

A must see! The dwellings sat on the top of the mountain, but the steep hills graded evenly with beautiful terraces. The caves on the side of the mountain were used to store corpses of over 3000 people in the Inka time. Fascinated history and...More

Thank Travellibra
Reviewed July 10, 2017

This was the third of three Inca sites we visited near Cusco and the least interesting. However, taken as a whole the day was well worth it - I just wouldn't go out of my way just for this one.

Thank Jerome B
Reviewed July 9, 2017

Not much to speak of here. It is the ruins of an Incan fort sitting atop a hill with some nice views of the valley below. When we arrived there were locals that had set up to sell souvenirs to the tourists passing by. Normally...More

Thank TravelHappy237
Reviewed July 7, 2017

Puka Pukara's name means red fortress and is taken from the red granite that was used in its construction. It was believed to have been used as a guard post that protected access to Cusco from the marauding tribes of the Amazonian east. Unlike many...More

Thank Sanders3
Reviewed July 6, 2017

Puka Pukara or the Red Fortress is not a very big site but has got nice views over the valley. And the Inca structure of the fortress is interesting. In combination with Sacsayhuamán, Qenqo and Tambomachay a nice half day tour. Get a private taxi...More

Thank Bert W
Reviewed July 5, 2017

These are the remains of an Incan Fort high up on a hill just outside Cusco town. Worth a look, and I think it is part of the Cusco multi attraction ticket. You also get some good views from up here. A tour guide will...More

1  Thank SevenoaksSinjun
Reviewed July 1, 2017

This is not the most incredible site but is very interesting. If it is part of your tour...do it. You will learn a lot of the history, culture and is a good stop.

Thank Rick_Sue1969
Reviewed June 28, 2017 via mobile

Had both lunch and dinner here. It's genuine local simple food that's tasty and good value. Great soups, a wide range of meat and vegetable dishes as well as desserts all at reasonable prices. The beer is cold and the house red wine is fine.

Thank Peter A
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