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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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  • Imposing stone structures, place to take a deep breath and enjoy the view of this place.
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  • Most tourists will visit as part of a tour which can be booked at historical center. Fortress was built over 800 years ago and although only about 20 percent remain (Spaniards destroyed it so it could...  more »
  • It's not the must see of the city tour. There's a gazebo facing the city. Windy, depending on the time of visit super recommend a jacket cut fire. The tourist structure is terrible, the bathroom is small and filthy.
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