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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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  • As I put in the title is the necessary step to go to San Blas and good to go to my hotel, always taking people there are pictures, even a person disguised as inca if you want a different memory. You can find on the street lot sale of fabrics such as sweaters, gloves, scarves... If you want to buy bargain the most...
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  • The stone of 12 angles is inserted between many stones with angles and extraordinary and perfect cuts. That for that time was almost impossible to make them. The entire wall that made up this place is awesome (but no less impressive than the rest of the buildings based on cut stone masonry and shims perfect).
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  • It is near the square and pass completely unnoticed. It is located in a narrow street and is very well preserved. He doesn't have to be very curious and interesting.
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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.