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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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  • Fantastic place to visit and you only need 2.5h-3h. We saved on transport from the city and walked 25 mins up to the place (take it real slow). The freelance guide that we hired on the spot there was ...  more »
  • Totally interesting place full of history and culture of the Peru. very nice stories being heard totally recommended
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  • Beautiful place amazes me and I am grateful that we can visit places of this wonderful culture and make a so big effort to preserve them and protect them. It is a world heritage site.
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