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Sacsayhuaman: All You Should Know

By far, Sacsayhuaman is my favorite archaeological site in Cusco. It is located near the main square (1km), and that may be the reason I have written many posts about that site: There are many ways to get to Sacsayhuaman, … Continue reading

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Sacsayhuaman: How it was built

This post is about how the Incas built Sacsayhuaman (as well as other sites). There is a legend which says that the mountains, the earth as well as the wind helped carry the boulders in order to build Sacsayhuaman. As … Continue reading

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Sacsayhuaman: When It Was Built

This and the next post is about when and how Sacsayhuaman was built. I have found up to three hypothesis about when this site was built. 1. XV Century: The most “popular” is told by the 16th century chroniclers. On … Continue reading

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Sacsayhuaman: The Hike in Pics

I have already told you how to get Sacsayhuaman. But now I will do it better with a way up and a way down with some attractions you should not miss. By the way, a map is at the bottom. … Continue reading

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Sacsayhuaman: Northern Zone III

In this post, I will show you the most northern area of Sacsayhuaman archaeological site. As I keep on walking north from the so-called Fortress, I find other impressive remains which are covered with mystery. The 16th and 17th century … Continue reading

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Sacsayhuaman: Northern Zone II

In my previous post about the hill known as Suchuna, I mentioned the finely carved seats or benches that the Incas could have used as altars. Now you will see this extraordinary work done by the Incas. Last week, we were about to … Continue reading

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Sacsayhuaman: Northern Zone I

Sacsayhuaman´s northern zone is as impressive as the so-called fortress. While the fortress has to do mostly with huge stone blocks, the northern zone known as Suchuna or Rodadero deals with kind of “details” the Incas finely carved in the … Continue reading

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