Twelve Angle Stone, Cusco

3.8
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. Put Twelve Angle Stone at the forefront of your travel plans using our Cusco sightseeing planner .
Create an itinerary including Twelve Angle Stone
map
Twelve Angle Stone Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 3.5
1,006 reviews
Google
4.4
TripAdvisor
  • Think and think that only men outlined twelve polished angles facing the cosmos. How was that they managed to lack of asymmetries in their marriages? In the center of the city persists this stone which shows the architecture of the Incas, from creators bent to the Sun of the Cusco.
    View original
  •  Is there in South Peru Cuzco city, famous for its stone.  May be easy to find because it seems difficult to find a narrow side street, so in fact, tremendous crowd is expected. If it rains during a visit, was not able to focus on tourism. Is the situation that was casually looking at local tour guide's description. This stone is not a 12-sided stone, the stone would have 12 horns. An elaborate iwagumi cannot include the blades after a second thought, without heavy machinery or machine tools in the modern era to be amazed. Also, South America is famous also earthquake-prone. I impressed that large earthquakes in the past have been overcome. The Inca people respectfully.
    View original
  • The twelve-angled stone is composed of a formation of diorite rocks and is recognized by its fine finishing and twelve-angled border, an example of perfectionist Incan architecture. The block is categ...  more »
Google
  • Close to the main square. After Calle triunfo you can find this place is a beautiful street. A great place to take awesome picture. People there are gonna try to sell everything. Just try to be nice :)
  • It was anticlimactic. There is no information at the actual stone about what it is all about and why it is important. All that were there were a few armed guards, some cheesy people you could take pictures with if you pay them, and then tourists taking pictures of themselves with a stone in the wall. It would be better if there was some plaque or board discussing Inca architecture and why this style of construction is so important to Peru's history, but until that time I would not say this is a must see attraction in Cusco.
  • Tip1: there is a (less famous and less touristy) 13 angled stone in the wall, try to find that one ;) Hint: turn two corners. Tip2: there is also a 14 angled stone too (whaaaaa?? - I know - blows your mind dunnit? :))) Hint: turn one corner and look for the zigzag
  • It is located on a pedestrian only street which now has many vendors selling various tourist goods. If you time it right you will see a local dude dressed up as an Inca King trying to sell you more stuff. An interesting block in a wall, BUT, if this is your thing you can walk up to the Sacsayhuaman archaeological site in the hills of Cusco. Only a 20-30 minute walk from the 12 angled stone and an Amazing presentation of similar stone walls that are substantially larger and more impressive.
  • It’s a stone, there is nothing amazing about it, google it and you’ll find a better pic than you’d take. Worth a visit if you are close. But wouldn’t go out your way to see it. Rather busy too
Places to stay near Twelve Angle Stone

Plan your trip to Cusco

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans to Twelve Angle Stone by other users

33 days in Peru BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES February, culture, outdoors, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: February, culture, outdoors, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 13 days in Peru BY A USER FROM SPAIN August, culture, outdoors, historic sites, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 36 days in Galapagos Islands & Peru BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 25 days in Cusco BY A USER FROM PERU July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 33 days in Colombia, Ecuador & Peru BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, culture, romantic, beaches, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, romantic, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 60 days in Bolivia & Peru BY A USER FROM ARGENTINA December, historic sites, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 60 days in South America BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM June, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 20 days in South America BY A USER FROM CHILE February, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: February, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 14 days in Cusco BY A USER FROM BRAZIL May, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: May, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 11 days in Cusco & Lima BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, culture, outdoors, historic sites, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 39 days in Peru BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 12 days in Peru BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, culture, outdoors, historic sites, hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans