Sacsayhuaman, Cusco

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Marvel at the walls of Sacsayhuaman, an ancient fortified complex constructed of huge, megalithic stones. Although the wildly varying shapes and sizes of boulders used for the dry stone walls may give the impression of haphazard construction, each piece was carefully cut to fit tightly with the adjacent stones without the use of mortar. The Killke culture built the first sections of the wall around 1100 CE, and the Inca later expanded it further in the 13th century. Within the walls, explore the ruins of many buildings, storage rooms, a large plaza, and various sites of ceremonial or religious purpose. The complex sits at an altitude of 3,701 m (12,142 ft) and offers many commanding views of the surrounding mountains. The easiest way to visit is to arrange a tour from nearby Cusco. For travelers who use our international travel planner, Cusco holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Sacsayhuaman and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • a place that is just a few minutes from the city of cusco, visit this place on their own only need to carry private ticket and you can be the time you want.
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  • The border guards are very pedantic little more they say you pay and go instead to provide information to the Comoros of the ticket option and see if it's worth visiting a ruin more
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  • Be in Sacsayhuaman is to enter the mysterious world of the incas, so it means the place, its history, but primarily facing those moles of stone, by engaging one another without a single millimeter of light between them, is impacted with this, I went really amazed.
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