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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  • August 15, 2017
    On the same street as our hosteria, daily on several occasions pass by there, admired the first time, building! Already by the 6th day long pasmos and watching the crowd Universo photos against a stone... something incomprehensible that we also made the first day!
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  • August 15, 2017
    In the middle of a wall we located a big pedrã that besides having twelve angles all are perfectly fitted
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  • August 15, 2017
    Although it is actually just a normal stone and you even have to watch, that man does not easily go past runs, has a certain fascination of stone for me. There are certainly thousand such big stones in Cusco, but this is just something special with its 12 corners and who is in Cusco, should have seen him.
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  • June 23, 2017
    Very interesting. It's a nice place of Cusco along a great inca wall with huge stones
  • June 29, 2017
    Apparently 7000kg! Very impressive piece of kit the Incan people put together.
  • April 25, 2017
    You need to know how difficult it is to create such construction method especially at this time. If so you'll enjoy this wall otherwise... not so sure.
  • June 8, 2017
    Impressive construction history... But seriously... It's just a stone
  • March 23, 2017
    It's a 12 sided stone. Yes skilled craftsmen ship but nothing special on its own. The wall and surrounding make this place

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One of Peru's most visited cities, Cusco boasts lodgings suitable for every traveler's needs. Scores of hotels ensure plenty of comfortable rooms for tourists coming to explore the nearby archeological sites. Despite the abundance of hotels, room rates remain among the highest in the country, especially during peak season (June to mid-September). Budget-conscious visitors can choose from a range of hostels and small family-run hotels, many located in quiet streets just a walk away from the town's central area.
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