Archaeological Park Ollantaytambo, Ollantaytambo

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Frequently overshadowed by the world-famous Machu Picchu ruins, nearby Archaeological Park Ollantaytambo offers canny travelers a chance to see a breathtaking site in a sacred valley with a fraction of the tourists. Towering over the adjacent town, the ruined Inca complex once served as a former royal estate for the Emperor Pachacuti. Climb the tiered walls to discover the treasures that wait above, such as ruined fortifications and a sun temple. Take a moment to look back and appreciate the spectacular views Inca rulers once enjoyed. Using our online itinerary creator, Ollantaytambo attractions like Archaeological Park Ollantaytambo can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • The Temple of the Sun is magnificent. Six giant blocks of stone that Crown a mountain decorated imperial type walls. The Temple of water, with regard to its details, is a visit forced tbn.
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  • It is worth visiting this park. It has a spectacular view of the area. It is very well preserved.
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  • is worth the penalty the travel until ollantaitambo this place with its many terraces and a city in it high of the mountain is worth it penalty visit it! you have to climb many steps but highly recommended!
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  • What a lovely small town! Surrounded by fields growing in terraces created by the Incas or earlier peoples. The ruins here are considered better in some ways than Machu Picchu. It certainly is a good place to stay on your way to the more famous ruins.
  • Beautiful place to visit. These were the best ruins outside of the hike on our tour, and they definitely were a sight to behold. Being able to begin hearing about the architecture and culture was a great starting off point before we got into the hike. Definitely got me pumped for more.
  • Nice place if you visit it before Machu Pichu.
  • #1 macchu picchu #2 ollantaytambo #3 cusco Thats how i would rate peru
  • A day trip/overnight stay at Ollantaytambo city and ruins must be part of any Inca Trail and Machu Picchu itinerary.