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"Archaeological Site of Sacsayhuamán"

 

 

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The "Archaeological Park of Sacsayhuamán"is located to the north of Cusco (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 archaeological monuments.

Sacsayhuamán (Quechua voice Satiate hawk)
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 first one.

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 Inti Raymi is celebrated there.

This site is visited during the City tour in Cusco.

 

WE SUGGEST TOURS IN CUZCO

A half day city tour to the centre of town to look at the colonial buildings and visit the Cathedral, Qoricancha, Saqsayhuaman, Qenqo, Pukapukara, and Tambomachay ruins.

Sacred Valley an d visit Pisaq Market, Urubamba, Ollantaytambo Ruins, Chinchero.

Our Classical Program 04 days/03 nights.

Tour to Machupicchu.

Walking the Inca trail 04 days/03nights starting at KM 82.

Walking the Inca trail 02 days/01 night starting at KM104 (shorter version).

Rafting in the Urbamba river.

Horse riding.

 

 

 

 

 

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Sacsayhuaman Cuzco

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Fortaleza de Sacsayhuaman

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Sacsayhuman Ruinas

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Quila Raymi en Saqsayhuaman

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