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Address: Cusco, Peru
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Half Day Horseback Riding Tour to Inca Ruins from Cusco
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Half-Day City Tour of Cusco Including Tambomachay
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Half-Day Cusco City Tour

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Follow a path between the natural rocks to a room under a huge boulder. Features a large shaped, oblong rock. SO cold to touch. Not sure if this was where bodies were prepared... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Wellington, New Zealand
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Wellington, New Zealand
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55 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Follow a path between the natural rocks to a room under a huge boulder. Features a large shaped, oblong rock. SO cold to touch. Not sure if this was where bodies were prepared for burial, or sacrifice, perhaps both.

Thank Tauwhare
Agoura Hills, California
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203 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
Reviewed March 19, 2017

My wife and I were here on a Globus tour, and our local tour guide, Dante, was very good in describing this temple or history. If you do NOT have a good guide, you will just walk around, look at the stones and think "OK, nice and all that, but ..." and miss out on many interesting things about the... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed March 17, 2017 via mobile

It's a place worth visiting. I would suggest you do it with a tour guide and make sure you have The Tourist ticket with you that grands you access. If you don't have you can buy on the spot.Its good to have a tour guide in order to explain you what you see. It's not far from the center but... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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580 reviews
355 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 184 helpful votes
Reviewed March 16, 2017

In a small cavern carved out of rock is this sacrificial altar. It is interesting to see and hard to imagine carving this with primitive tools. It must have taken years.

Thank Mon55
Salt Lake City
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26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed March 13, 2017

We had a guide who made this stop interesting because of his knowledge. Without that knowledge we would have been bored. We only stopped for about 15 minutes and that was plenty of time to hear the history tour the site and move on to the next site.

Thank BikeUtah
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130 reviews
58 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed March 4, 2017

We visited here during a half day tour from Cusco. Not much to see or do except see the altar which is really interesting and a cool space out of the heat!

Thank BigPaul9967
Gaffney, South Carolina
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Reviewed February 9, 2017

Cusco Native set this tour up for us after our Machu Picchu trip with them. This small place was something to see! It was like they had carved this big rock out and had rooms in it. There is also some really need places to look at just a short walk towards the stand of tall trees. It is a... More 

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Winchester, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed January 25, 2017

Qenko is a small site, takes about 15 minutes. Walking distance from Sacsayhuaman, so might as well check it out. It is carved out of the hilltop limestone, a zigzag of cracks through the rock. Also check out qenko chico, it's a stone wall surrounding a hilltop, with carved natural rocks on top

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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305 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 197 helpful votes
Reviewed January 24, 2017

If you are doing a tour of the nearby ruins to cusco, this is probably on the list. This is one of the smaller sites but still interesting because this place was a sacrificial alter. It doesnt take but just a few minutes to walk through. Should be included on Cusco tourist ticket. Its a tight space inside the rock,... More 

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Tacoma, Washington
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25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed January 18, 2017

Part of the Saqsayhuaman complex. A location where the Incas made sacrifices and a below ground area where they prepared the dead to be mummified. This site is worth about 15 minutes of your time.

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