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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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  • The 12 Angle Stone is special. It isn't' "just a stone." It's an important remaining aspect of Inca history and architecture right in the city! Chances are, you'll pass the stone if you take a city to...  more »
  • If you're in Cusco, chances are you'll be nearby, font go out of your way to see it, (in my opinion) there are plenty of original stacked stone walls in Cusco, if you didn't know anything about it, yo...  more »
  • Apparently this is special. We walked up and down the street trying to find it. not signed well. Just a stone in a wall of stones  more »
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  • 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
  • It's just a stone. It's big, but I don't understand why it is famous.
  • It's pretty neat for what it is. I stumbled across it by accident and only really noticed it because a local pointed it out.