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Puka Pukara, Cusco

Categories: Ruins, Tourist Spots
Inspirock Rating:
3.7/5 based on 420+ reviews on the web
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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  • Interesting as all the ruins are, but to be honest it is not as spectacular as Sacsayhuaman or other places because it is very small, but is included in the city tour that cost me 20 Suns and is interesting to know it, is well located and the landscapes are good, runs much wind.
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  • Due to the strike of the Valle Sagrado in Urubamba, we opted to meet the Valle Sur and it was worth it. Puka Pukara is a pre-inca site very preserved and interesting. The view is very beautiful and its ruins are preserved. The remaining walls with plaster plastering are a clue to imagine the city.
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  • I thought small, but has a panoramic view of the landscape. Part of the trip of the City Tour, but the tour is pretty fast.
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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.
  • Cold and dark when we went but if you go in day time, much nicer
  • Fun little place to visit if your spending a couple days in town to explore.
  • Interesting place
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