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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. Put Puka Pukara into our Cusco trip builder and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • Small site, already checkpoint on the road between Pisac and Cuzco. Does not have the characteristics of particular interest, however you visit easily because it is located on the road connecting the two towns of remarkable interest.
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  • It is a nice place to walk in the evening with friends or family. There is great peace and craftsmen out have beautiful crafts Cuzco
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  • Very interesting to see the military organization inka. Its location is strategically brilliant
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  • Nice site! Visit together with Tambomachay, Q'inqu and Sacsaywaman.
  • An Amazing Incan site in Peru. Very cool ruins and history at the site. These are all over Peru and each one has a story.
  • Nice, but start in the city and machu pichu instead.
  • Cold and dark when we went but if you go in day time, much nicer
  • Was it a fortress, or a hostel for messengers and merchants? Mystical place