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Puka Pukara, Cusco

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An interesting and atmospheric historical site, Puka Pukara represents a set of Incan military ruins. Still a source of debate, the purpose of the fort was at least partially militarily minded, though an abundance of other features--including baths and plazas--point to the possibility the site contained more than just barracks and weapon stores. Admire the views of the surrounding forest from what is a well-positioned local vantage point, and admire the coloration of the rocks (the name translates as "Red Fortress") used for the walls of the main buildings. Our Cusco online holiday planner makes visiting Puka Pukara and other Cusco attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • October 5, 2017
    It is a military construction near Cuzco. It has large walls, terraces and stairways and was part of the defensive set of Cuzco in particular and of the inca Empire in general. Honestly, it can anyone fail to see, it was much more impressive Saqsayhuaman.
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  • October 3, 2017
    I honestly think that they are so visited because they are in the city along with Sacsayhuaman tour package. If you are in auto I recommend other options such as Sacsayhuaman, Pisac, Ollaytantambo, Maras and Moray not is that they are ugly but dwarf next to other options.
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  • October 1, 2017
    It is part of the tourist circuit of Cusco, which can be entered by buying the ticket from Cusco, which allows you to access 14 sites with the same ticket.
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  • August 5, 2017
    These are ruins of a fortress that held a little army that was protecting Cuzco from attacks. It is also one of 8 reflector towers that held metals that reflected light between one another letting all towers/armies know fast if something was going on.
  • May 12, 2017
    This archeological site offer magnificent views of the valley. Such a nature place we also seen shepherd herding the sheeps
  • April 17, 2017
    It was a nice place. You should visit it.
  • March 24, 2017
    Puka Pukara is a site of military ruins in Peru situated in the Cusco Region, Cusco Province, Cusco District, near Cusco.
  • March 9, 2017
    Where: Cusco, Peru What: Puca Pucara, archeological site How was it: This is a beautiful place offering great views of the mountains. We were very tired from our overnight flight and not used to the altitude yet. Needless to say, we didn't have the necessary strength to visit the entire place but we appreciated the beauty. You can visit this site as part of the city tour, along with Qenko and Tombomachay. Consider the city tour if you are short for time. We forget if they had guides at the entrance. You can pay for guides at the other main sights (like Machu Picchu, Saksaywaman and Pisac), but it will get repetitive and expensive. Our thoughts shared with you ! ;-) Grade: Eli = 4, Serge = 4 Recommend: Yes, it's part of the 'boleto touristico' and a nice place to check out ! Really nice city views

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One of Peru's most visited cities, Cusco boasts lodgings suitable for every traveler's needs. Scores of hotels ensure plenty of comfortable rooms for tourists coming to explore the nearby archeological sites. Despite the abundance of hotels, room rates remain among the highest in the country, especially during peak season (June to mid-September). Budget-conscious visitors can choose from a range of hostels and small family-run hotels, many located in quiet streets just a walk away from the town's central area.
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