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Q'enqo, Cusco

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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. To visit Q'enqo and get the most from your holiday in Cusco, create itinerary details personal to you using our Cusco trip planner.
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  • The view, from the start, I thought ok. But then, as we enter the "cave", put his hand on Cold Stone, and imagine that there were mummified thousands of people, and sacrificed more thousands, I felt a chill in the column. I wondered children being sacrificed there. Worth knowing, to understand how the Incas were ... Not to be missed!
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  • Q' q'enqo is a very interesting archaeological Center, one can plunge in history, but must travel it with a guide because it is very difficult to appreciate it without knowing the details of every thing. We had an excellent guide called Manuel de travel Pacific. He was very sympathetic and didactic. It is different from other archaeological sites, because in this there are several caves and buildings that look like mazes. It caught my attention an subterranean altar where prepared their dead.
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  • The smallest of the four main sights near Cusco, but we'll worth the stop to look around. It would be wise to by the 10 day pass to the ruins of you are renting a vehicle, or in Cusco for a long perio...  more »
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  • Connect with Pachamama, close your eyes and feel how blessed one is, just for being here.
  • Take a tour guide with you!! Hearing the fascinating stories of this place of worship will really make you appreciate it even more. I'm actually happy to report that you do not have to go to Machu Picchu to have an amazing time in Cusco and the surrounding area, and Q'enqo is an excellent example of that.
  • You can feel the spirituality of this place while walking through the narrow passageway to the altar room. Hopefully you will have a quiet moment to spend here.
  • Cool history. Make sure you see the cave between the rocks
  • Decent ruins but not as good as pisac. Chilled in good weather
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