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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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  • Yes the specific stone in this long wall has 12 right angles and is easy to miss. The wall is an exemple of Inca masonry .Short walk along a nice cobblestone narrow street. The shops around the area a...  more »
  • The title sums it up. Originally I just thought....what's the big deal. But after learning about how it was made and the symbolism etc, I had much renewed respect and understanding. This sits next to ...  more »
  • It actually is interesting enough, but is pretty touristy with crowds and men in Inka costumes, etc. But none the less it is only a few blocks off Plaza de Armas and is pretty impressive stone work. O...  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.