Sacsayhuaman Photo Gallery
The "Parque Arqueológico de Sacsayhuamán"
(Archaeological Park of Sacsayhuaman) is located to the
(Qosqo). It embraces 3,000 hectares approximately, where
a rich Andean flora is found and with abundant fauna,
highlighting the presence of llamas, kestrels and hawks.
It also embraces the following extraordinary
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Inca architectural masterpiece. Impressive
megalithic ruins located in the peak of a hill that
dominates the north of the city. The historians of the
Spanish conquest attributed it military purposes that
then became religious, and finally a place of work.
The walls are formed by enormous stone blocks that
reach up to 9 m. height, 5 m. width and 4 m.
thickness. The biggest is calculated to have a weight of
125 tons; the visitor will wonder how they have been
taken there. The union of the enormous rocks was
assembled in a perfect way without use of cement. The
main wall is constituted by three successive walls in
zigzag, the second and the third superimposed to the
The platforms have an average of 360 m. length
and communicate by stairs, and access doors. The throne
of the Inca is surrounded by rocks in front of the
ramparts that dominate the esplanade and the "rodadero"
(circular place), located in the same plateau.
Sacsayhuamán was scenario of important historical
facts, especially during the Spanish conquest. Every
year the evocation to the
is celebrated there.
It is located at 3 km. of the Main Square
of Cusco city, and you can
arrive there walking.
Kencco (or Qenko)
Sanctuary dedicated to the
adoration of animals, ruins formed by a rocky place with
stairs in zigzag, it has a main building like a circular
amphitheatre where 19 window sills are located as a way
It is presumed that this place was an adoration
place, supporting this presumption the presence of an
enormous stone block of 5.9 m. height that has the
appearance of a puma. There is labyrinth entrance toward
underground galleries, passages, channels, and stairs
with signs of a remote culture; these reveal a series of
drawings and engravings outstanding the figures of
It is located at 4 km. of the Main Square
of Cusco city., following
the way to Sacsayhuamán.
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Inca archaeological location, located in
the peak of a hill, was a military position and an
For its proximity to Tambomachay, it is believed that
it had relationship with its defense, as well as the
control of the route to Calca that led to the Antisuyo
(Forest county of the Inca).
It is a fortification formed by platforms, stairs,
passages, turrets, windowsills and a wall that defends
the whole construction in a circular shape.
is located at 7 km. of the Main Square of Cusco city..
It was an Inca
sanctuary dedicated to the cult of the water, and it was
a reserved place for the Inca. It is known as the "Baños
del Inca" (Inca's spa). Construction of fine
lithic finishes and high domain of the hydraulic
It is a group of walls, united by stairs, with
springs that fall to a puddle through channels. The fall
of water that gets the attention in these ruins part
from the terrace of the second wall and the drainage
spill on the first where a small puddle is found.
The window sills, hole or niches of 2 m. height, was
the place from where according to the historians, the
Inca and the important people of his court subdue cult
to the god Inti (sun) with rites of water.
It is located at 8 km. of the Main Square
of Cusco city.
Laqo, Lanlakuyoq and Cusilluchayoq
Pre-Hispanic adoration places, located at 5 km. east of
Cusco. Representations of felines, monkeys and snakes
had been carved in the rocks. It is a particularly
interesting place for the followers of occult and