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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 entrance of the alley is right on Cathedral laretal and this stone is one of the many architectural inventions of the Inkas. Imagine a twelve sided stone that fits perfectly in the other in a large wall and that if we are not alerted to go unnoticed. It's worth checking out the own Alley is very interesting and looks like we stopped in time.
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  • I didn't know about this stone until my husband mentioned it so we decided to check it out on our last day in Cusco. Yes, it is just a stone but you should read up about it before you look for it. Mor...  more »
  • In a narrow street, ventilated and almost no sun, this rock, in inca construction, structure is the purest representation of the inca wisdom in mount anti structures concussions. Perfect junction of pebbles to give stability to construction
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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.