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Q'enqo, Cusco

Categories: Ruins, Tourist Spots
Inspirock Rating:
4/5 based on 800+ reviews on the web
An important archaeological site, Q'enqo serves as one of the largest holy sites in the Cusco region. The name translates roughly to labyrinth, and that’s an apt way to describe this rock complex dating back to the Incan period. This ancient complex was built by Pachacuti Inka Yupanki, the eighth royal Inca king and the same man responsible for building Machu Picchu. Visit the site to explore the rock complex and learn more about the civilization. See the stone table where these people performed medical experiments and prepared their dead for mummification. To get all the inside information on this civilization and the site, hire a guide to walk the complex with you. For Q'enqo and beyond, use our Cusco trip builder to get the most from your Cusco vacation.
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  • A little macabre as it was a unique place of sacrifices, but important for the story that counts.
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  • Like the majority of the archeological centers of Cuzco, displays the Inca wisdom and the beauty of the landscape.
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  • This place was part of a multi site city tour. We booked it through Inca Trail Reservations. We walked to their office and they worked with us in putting together the tour that we wanted. They made it...  read more »
  • This place was really cool. There were almost a maze like feel to it. It's not a very big set of ruins but part of it is down in a cave, in which there is an Incan alter. It was a lot of fun walking through this place. A must if you're around Cusco.
  • intresting inca ruins site - not a lot but intresting ruins
  • Definitely stop here when you go to Sacsaywaman outside of Cusco. Small, quick visit...this is built into natural rock formations and my son was wowed. He loved climbing on and in between the crevices. Lovely little town nearby. Worthwhile.
  • Interesting and inspiring ruins site
  • An ancient rock that has a lot story inside it.
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