Intihuatana Stone

Intihuatana Stone, Machu Picchu

Intihuatana Stone
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Aykey P
5 contributions
Amazing city stones in Cusco
Aug 2021
This place is amazing and the stone constructions are gigantic, and the natural environment is impressive
Written September 9, 2021
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Maris Z
Sigulda, Latvia394 contributions
Interesting
Feb 2020
An interesting ritual stone whose placement on one of the high terraces shows that it was extremely important to the Incas
Written March 6, 2020
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Cavydad
Camarillo, CA2,201 contributions
Get a knowledgeable guide!
Jan 2020
Get a knowledgeable guide! It is just so easy to get lost in the stonework and miss the context and details of Machu Picchu. Easy to walk by, but our guide stopped us to explain each and every nook and cranny of Machu Picchu. Consider this is a once in a lifetime experience.
Written February 9, 2020
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA11,195 contributions
Part of the Experience
Oct 2019
This is part of your Machu Picchu tour and you will learn about it from your tour guide or tour book. I highly recommend obtaining a good guide as the experience will be more rich.
Written December 24, 2019
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mcitaly2016
Santiago, Chile872 contributions
Visible within the Machu Picchu site
Oct 2019
Impossible to miss it during the tour, it is a large hand-crafted stone which use is uncertain. Symbol of the Inca culture, it is not impressive in itself but it is fascinating when considering the context of the Inca culture
Written November 1, 2019
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Marc Rubio
7 contributions
closed when we visited
Oct 2019
they had roped off the intihuatana stone when we went. but we still were able to appreciate it from afar.
Written October 27, 2019
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Renan
168 contributions
Hard to write a review on a bare stone. better to know the history
Sep 2019
There are quite a few interpretations of this stone online but whatever you decide to believe, if you get there without knowing, it's a square stone, it's boring.
Also, the area seems to be opened early during the visit of Machu Picchu then closed after 10.30am
Written October 24, 2019
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KatielouAustralia
Hobart, Australia1,512 contributions
Hitching Post of the Sun
Oct 2019
This structure shows just how clever the Incas were. This was used to measure the angle of the sun and shows when the solstice and equinoxes occur.
Written October 19, 2019
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Ali921
Edinburgh, UK1,053 contributions
Now only open for short periods of the day
Jul 2019
This is probably the most famous "stone structure" at MP. It is located at the highest natural area shaped like a truncated pyramid. It is carved from a natural rock outcrop and despite what the guides tell you , its precise meaning and function is totally unknown. Such structures did exist elsewhere in Peru but the Spanish destroyed them in the belief that they were to do with pagan rituals, that's why this one is special. An important point to note is that this "pyramid" is not always open. They open it for only short periods. So if you arrive and it's open visit immediately because it will not stay open all day.
Written August 12, 2019
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Am_et_Mat
Neuilly-sur-Seine, France531 contributions
Clever Incas!
Aug 2018 • Couples
A solar clock at Machu Picchu!! Just amazing & perfectly shaped!!
Love it and great explantions from the guide
Written July 31, 2019
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