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Sacsayhuaman, Cusco

Categories: Ruins, Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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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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  • Sacsayhuaman is close to the Centre of Cusco, accessible by taxi or bus. Is visible from the Plaza de Armas. The arqueológio site is well maintained and structured. Too bad the regular tours are real quick and it is not possible to explore all the site, which is huge.
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  • I would recommend taking a taxi up to the top where you enter the grounds and then walk back down into the main part of the village. Stop for a cold drink along the way. Amazing views. This very sacre...  read more »
  • You must know him while in Cusco, I recommend buying uncity tour or hire a taxi driver to take you of all the representative places tour
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