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Archaeological Coastal Groups

These archaeological groups are witnesses of the rich history and culture that developed in this area.

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Here we describe the archaeological groups that are located on the left bank of the Urubamba River between the slopes of the hills and the short riverside plain. Despite the passage of time, the flooding of the Urubamba River and other natural events, you can still see terraces, enclosures, shrines, observatories and others.


Located on the right bank of the Urubamba River, between kilometers 95 and 121 of the railroad line to Machu Picchu.



It is located at Km 95 of the railroad line to Machu Picchu, in a sector boxed in by the mountains. What remains of this archaeological group is a set of platforms with walls parallel to the river, and remains of roads that linked this group with others.


Archaeological group located in a, it is at the height of the Km. 104 of the railway line that goes in the opposite bank. This group must have been a population center of relative importance, but the main shrine of the sector. In this group we can find: Eight liturgical fountains, six liturgical fountains, an adoratory sculpted in a gigantic rock, two plazas one North and the other South, a main building and two terraces.


It is located at Km. 107 of the Cusco - Machu Picchu railroad line, it covers both sides of the creek of the same name. At present there are about twenty-five enclosures of different types; we find a very tall main building and the best decorated, in front of this a semicircular platform as a square and to finish a succession of platforms.


It is located to the west of the Inca city of Machu Picchu, at the height of Km 121 of the railroad line Cusco - Hydroelectric of Machu Picchu, very close to the western base of the mountain of Machu Picchu. This group includes the entire western slope of the mountain and in it we can see: The shrine and observatory with certain archaeological units such as the lithic gnomon carved into the rock, a water regulating device, as a spout, a huge anthropomorphic sculpture. In addition, we can find enclosures and platforms.

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