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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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  • Pretty neat walking amongst history where you can compare Spanish against Inca stone work. Great walking tour that covers Inca and colonial periods. If your somewhat fit, the altitude should not be an...  more »
  • Walking through the center of Cuzco, close to the main square, we pass through a narrow pedestrian street, where we ran us into this construction based on stones very well cut and United among itself, that looking at them with more detention can be identified by having more angles or cuts. The visit is very fast, but not this very marked, we had already been there several times and we had not realized.
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  • It is an amazing little street with these stones along the route. There is an incline to get up and down, but take it slowly and take it in. There are shops along the route who sell some incredible lo...  more »
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  • You just have to see it. Spend some time there in wonder. Just how did they do that?
  • While this is a bit fiddly to locate (and please ignore the hawkers) it's quite an interesting spot that highlights the sophistication of the Incan people
  • How they made these I don't know. But they're amazing to see. Just get to Cusco before it becomes entirely "Eco-hostels" and "laundrettes" for middle class first worlders :S
  • The wall is impressive but there's apparently no evidence that the 12 corner stone has any particular meaning.
  • You need to find this place, if you visit Cuzco you cannot miss this historic landmark.