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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. To visit Sacsayhuaman on your holiday in Cusco, and find out what else Cusco has to offer, use our Cusco vacation generator.
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  • We went by taxi to the second inning and from there started the path passing through the inti raymi and went to the ruins and ended up in Christ. Up to the viewpoint of Christ you cross a bridge and you raise, but if you go to the right and walk you end up dating of sacsayhuaman and the square is a few blocks away. The tour is different, you pass by the houses of locals and you see a different Cusco.
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  • A must for this beautiful city! Although somewhat expensive to be tourist ticket is necessary to carry out the visit of these ruins, the views are incredible and energy is something awesome
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  • We have decided totally overwhelmed by the mass tourism picchu and for these ruins in Cusco to the Machu. Taxi for 10 soles on the mountain, and with a private guide for 50 soles get declared all historical background and has to go then have plenty of time to explore. Recommended! The way back to the city is 20 minutes to be going well and very pretty.
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