Roca Sagrada
Roca Sagrada
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Goal100Countries
Cheltenham, UK615 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Friends
This flattened rock served to be the site of animal and occasional human sacrifice by the Incas. Despite its gruesome history, it is incredibly intriguing.
Written March 25, 2019
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Jake23
New Jersey6,523 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2017 • Couples
The whole of Machu Picchu is amazing. The Sacred Rock is fine, but not as awe inspiring as some of the other ruins located in MP.
Written June 29, 2017
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Luvs2TravelAnywhere
New York City, NY6,683 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2015
The Sacred Rock mimics the shape of the mountain and some feel energy from it. If you study paliolinguistic anthropology they state that all rocks are "frozen music, frozen sound". Ask your guide about the details as I think ours stated this was a place of worship.
Written December 16, 2015
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Boomer
Prescott, AZ402 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Friends
See photo. Guide took us to this a Sacred Rock. The sun, a llama and a man. Nice petroglyph. About a 5 minute walk from Aquas Calientes.
Written April 26, 2019
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96Karen
Westminster, MD96 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2018 • Friends
This is a brief but interesting stop while visiting Machu Picchu. You can rest at the covered pavilions while you ponder the effort it took to carve the rock to match the mountains.
Written October 14, 2018
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Brun066
Florence, Italy12,715 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2017 • Couples
Unlike the nearby Intihuatana, which in Machu Picchu, as in Pisac, is a stone featuring astronomical purposes (Intihuatana can be translated as "the hitching post of the sun"), this stone doesn't have any practical function, just a symbolic one.
The Inca civilization had different types of symbolic stones, which can only be distinguished from scholars deeply knowledgeable about such ancient culture. There are, for example, the "sacred stones of the ancestors", which with their conical shape allude to the connection between the world and the heaven. It seemed that they didn't survive except in the reports of the Spanish conquerors, until in 2010 a team of British archaeologists found three specimens in the Ayacucho region. There are other types of which specimens remain; like the "huauque", alluding to the figures of the rulers; or the "pururauca", symbolizing military power.
This Machu Picchu stone, as it is well-known, wants to draw by analogy the skyline of the mountain that appears behind it. And it seems to belong to the family of stones that symbolize the sacredness of a site as a whole: in this case, Machu Picchu.
It isn't easy to understand the whole of this symbology during a hasty visit. It is enough to be aware that the Incas - as we know from different clues - wanted to transform nature - and in particular the rocks - with their work; but they also wanted to see in the carved rocks traces of their former naturalness, almost as a guarantee of the close relationship between them and the nature.
Written November 28, 2017
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Ricky Y
Hong Kong, China6,814 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2016 • Solo
There were two significant pieces of rock I have seen at Macchu Picchu, the Rock Ceremonial or Ceremonial Rock and the Roca Sagrada which is a huge piece resembling the mountain behind it. From the photo posted with this title, I believe it would refer to the ceremonial rock which I think the Inca people use as a platform for ceremonial purposes. Nothing special and probably will skip notice if not for the sign next to it.
Written September 7, 2017
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Armando V
Puerto Rico25 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2017 • Friends
It is a must see Stone !! has a lot of history and also is near the entrance to Huayna Picchu. If you have the change stay few min near the stone and touch it carefully and feel the energy from it.
Written July 18, 2017
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ARose
Charlotte, NC926 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2016 • Couples
If you come to Machu Picchu, get at tour guide. That is the best way to learn about what you're looking at and some details you may have never noticed. The temple of the sacred rock is near the entrance to Hyanna Picchu. It will be crowded before 7 am and before 10 am, which are the scheduled times to hike the other mountain tops.
If you are lucky, you may see some llama in the area grazing on the grass.
Written January 26, 2017
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garywing
Surrey, Canada762 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2016 • Solo
Our G-Adventures guide Reve, explained that the Inca worshipped the sun, the moon, the stars, the earth, and the mountains...many days the mountains were clouded over and could not be seen...it was then that they worshipped the replica mountains carved in front of these mountains. Having Reve explain all these things was so very important to our understanding Machu Picchu.
Written October 26, 2016
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