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Twelve Angle Stone, Cusco

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Marvel at an Incan accomplishment when you see Twelve Angle Stone, an ancient archeological remain. The singular stone serves as a popular attraction and national heritage site for Peru due to its mysterious nature. The cuts on the stone make it fit perfectly into the surrounding wall, currently the wall of the Archbishop palace, so the stone looks like a puzzle piece. The polished and round edges make many wonder how the Inca could have cut a stone so precisely and so smoothly so as to fit into the wall, and without modern tools. See Twelve Angle Stone and all Cusco has to offer by arranging your trip with our Cusco tourist route planner.
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  • This place is located one block from the plaza de armas of Cusco, shows the ingenuity of the incas builders, recommended.
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  • It is interesting to see it, but me seemed even more listening, luckily, a tour guide who was very close to mine and I explain, so if interested me more by this free attraction
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  • The twelve angle stone is fare away of being a tourist attraction. You will find a guy dressed out as an Inka standing next to a stone and he want you to pay him for takling a picture of a stone, whic...  more »
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  • Very interesting. It's a nice place of Cusco along a great inca wall with huge stones
  • Apparently 7000kg! Very impressive piece of kit the Incan people put together.
  • You need to know how difficult it is to create such construction method especially at this time. If so you'll enjoy this wall otherwise... not so sure.
  • Impressive construction history... But seriously... It's just a stone
  • It's a 12 sided stone. Yes skilled craftsmen ship but nothing special on its own. The wall and surrounding make this place

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Where to stay in Cusco

One of Peru's most visited cities, Cusco boasts lodgings suitable for every traveler's needs. Scores of hotels ensure plenty of comfortable rooms for tourists coming to explore the nearby archeological sites. Despite the abundance of hotels, room rates remain among the highest in the country, especially during peak season (June to mid-September). Budget-conscious visitors can choose from a range of hostels and small family-run hotels, many located in quiet streets just a walk away from the town's central area.
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