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If you prepare yourself by reading something, you will look at this "granitic chaos" with greater respect.

The traveler going through the lands of the Incas, if he is sensitive enough, will catch the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Florence, Italy
you could see where the stones came from!

When you start descending into the citadel, you only see a section of the granite garden, once in... read more

Reviewed August 22, 2017
Tucson, Arizona
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Machu Picchu, Peru

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The traveler going through the lands of the Incas, if he is sensitive enough, will catch the special relationship that this people had with the stone. This is not so much because of the constructions' size (the pyramids of Egypt are more large than any...More

Thank Brun066
Reviewed August 22, 2017

When you start descending into the citadel, you only see a section of the granite garden, once in the citadel itself, you can see how they worked the stones, and the huge remmants of the stones untouched by the centuries passed. Amazing to see that...More

Thank Cuatrodivas
Reviewed June 18, 2017

The building of this Citadel is amazing, but also the feats of engineering involved and the quarrying and moving of suitable stones. Awesome.

Reviewed October 25, 2016

Our guide Reve of G-Adventures, explained to us step by step how the stones were looked at, where the cuts to be made were notched and lines drawn to fracture the stones. The stones then worked y chipping and gradually made to fit like pieces...More

1  Thank garywing
Reviewed September 20, 2016

It's amazing to look over the quarry and see some of the process used to build the amazing structures of Machu Picchu. It's difficult to fathom how they managed to create such a majestic place using stones such as these.

1  Thank Steven W
Reviewed September 14, 2016

There are never enough adjectives to describe the wonder of Machu Picchu. Understanding that there are many small wonderful sites, such as Caos Granitico, that each needs its own attention and explanation, but it is the combination of all these sites that makes a pilgrimage...More

Thank 892glenl
Reviewed July 20, 2016

This is well worth the money and the physical effort you have to make. Truly once in a lifetime experience!

Thank Susan S
Reviewed March 19, 2016

The is the quarry of some of the stones that were used in the construction of MP. It is located up the hill from the Temple of the Sun. The stones are scattered about haphazardly, some already hewed and shaped. People could sit on some...More

Thank George S
Reviewed August 2, 2015

Neat dressed stones had to come from somewhere and this is one of those places. Getting some clues about how MP was made was interesting.

Thank Vao_Fefe
Reviewed July 9, 2015 via mobile

Looking down at MP there is order and precision throughout the area...except for this site. Don't ignore this section as this is part of your education. In this case, there are a couple of places where our guide showed us how the Incans split these...More

1  Thank NXTTRP
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