Archaeological Centers

The Inca construction technique was completely different to anything found elsewhere in the world, making it unique in its various archaeological sites. Large stones, some more than a hundred tons, were hauled from the quarries over 60 kilometers for construction. The orientation of the doors and windows, are as well as spectacular construction are just some of the details that will appreciate in this journey through these archaeological sites.

Qorikancha

qorikancha

Also called Koricancha or Coricancha, is the most splendid architectural monument of the whole empire made with medium and large stone pieces assembled to perfection. Currently on the basis of this complex there is the church and convent of Santo Domingo, in the Plaza Santo Domingo.

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Sacsayhuaman

sacsayhuaman

One of the most imposing architectural complex built in Inca times, located north of the main square of Cusco. Sacsayhuaman was built between the XIV and XV. The work lasted more than five decades to be the work of 20 000 men who were required in the form of tax (mita).

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Q’enqo

qenco cusco

Q'enqo is a group of two sites near each other, which are based on huge limestone outcrops. "Q'enqo" means crooked maze the name was given to these two archaeological groups. To reach Q'enqo can take any City Tour (Pull) of any travel agency (almost all of them offer this service),

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Tambomachay

tambomachay cusco

Tanpumach'ay or Tambomachay, lies at the foot of Cebollahuayq'o, whose mountains, incase that are visible from the city. This complex would have been an important religious function linked to water and land regeneration.

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Puka pukara

puka pukara cusco

The archeological remains of Pukapukara are located at the top of the road to Pisac, about 7 km from the city of Cusco. The traditional information indicate that when the Inca was preparing to visit the Baths of Tambomachay, the formidable retinue of soldiers, dancers and others stayed in was Pukapukara quarter and inn.

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