LESS VISITED ATTRACTIONS IN CUSCO ?>

LESS VISITED ATTRACTIONS IN CUSCO

Cusco has attractions that are very visited, however, if you dare to know a little more about Cusco you can find small attractions with great importance that complement the most visited attractions.

These are the following:

INKILLTAMBO

Inkilltambo
Inkilltambo

LOCATION

The archaeological center of Inkilltambo is located in the district of San Sebastian, part of the Sacsayhuaman Archaeological Park.

HISTORY

The word Inkilltambo comes from two Quechua words, Inkilltambo means garden or a very flowery place and the word Tambo means inn. This place is described literally from the physical form.

According to the accounts of some chroniclers who arrived in Cusco, this place was chosen by Inca Wiracocha during his government, later grows the importance of this place increase the size of the complex to further deepen the Andean polytheistic religion, thus being a sanctuary during the Inca period, It was carved on an immense igneous rock with 3 niches outside the immense rock and 2 carved inside, in the upper part there is evidence of anthropomorphic figures in high relief and the entire sanctuary is surrounded by terraces, aqueducts, drainage systems, etc..

SECTORS YOU CAN VISIT

  • La Huaca. A large rock with figures on it.
  • Water channels used for agricultural irrigation.
  • Platforms for agricultural, land use and ceremonial purposes.
  • Trapezoidal niches
  • Tunnels
  • Part of the Inca trail
  • Ceremonial plaza
  • Stairways
  • Qolqas, constructions that used to store food.
  • Ceremonial courtyards or kallankas.
  • Inkilltambo River.

HOW TO GET THERE?

1. ON YOUR OWN

First, you go to the bus stop on Recoleta Avenue, at the stop you can take the Inka Express buses that will take you to a stop called store, this tour will last approximately 15 minutes. From this point begins the walk on the way you will find the checkpoint where they will take your data upon presentation of identity card or passport, the walk to Inkillltambo is about 1 hour.

During the journey the path by which you will go to Inkilltambo divided into two, at this point you will take the one that goes to the top in order to reach this archaeological center.

THE HUACA OF THE MOON

Temple of the moon
The Huaca of the Moon

The Temple of the Moon is located 2.5 km from the city of Cusco and is part of the archaeological center of Sacsayhuman.

CHARACTERISTICS

According to the functional and morphological characteristics of this place and the stories of some chroniclers about one of the pieces belonging to the Imperial Inca period. That it carved on a rock crag, in the inferior part and in the external part, ceremonies and rituals that were of decades mainly to the Moon practiced. Like the figures of the moon that are carved in low and high relief, as well as other deities.

The Andean cosmology  characterized by the respect to its energetic entities that are the moon or Mother Earth, because these entities connected to agriculture, being this one of the main activities of the Andean zone as economic sustenance.

It is for this reason that offerings to the Deities were made very often, as a symbol of gratitude and gratitude for what Mother Earth gave them.

HOW TO GET THERE?

To get to this place you have to take the transport El Señor del Huerto. That will leave you in Qenqo from this point you can make the walk to the tempo of the moon for approximately 15 minutes.

HUCHUY QOSQO

Huchuy Qosqo
Huchuy Qosqo

This archaeological site is located in the province of Calca, north of Cusco at an altitude of 3670 meters above sea level, having a privileged location like Machupicchu.

 For the constructions and remains found, there is an allusion that it was an administrative and military center.

Among its important buildings, are three-story buildings, with two floors of carved stone and adobe high, on the other hand, a structure based on adobe called kallankas. One of the buildings was originally a rectangular-based structure of large adobe, probably intended to be a place where women learned various tasks.

In the main square, a large Inca gate served as a gate to control the passage of the city.

HOW TO GET THERE?

To get to this archaeological site you have three options.

  1. Tambomachay to Huchuy Qosqo.

In this option, you will walk for 2 days and 1 night, in the journey, you will pass through trails, lagoons and you will have views of the snow-capped Andes and at night, you can camp under the stars and the peace of the place.

  • Lamay to Huchuy Qosqo

The second option is through Chinchero, having an average of 3 hours of walking having the starting point in Taucca that is located in a village near the lagoon of Piuray.

 On the way, you will have incredible views of the lagoons, birds and some camelids.

  • Lamay to Huchuy Qosqo

To get to this site you start the walk from Lamay village by a narrow and steep path, at the time to continue ascending the view of the sacred valley is more impressive, the hike lasts about 2 hours depending on the pace of the walk.

MAUKALLAQTA

Maukallaqta
Maukallaqta

This archaeological complex of Maukallacta is located in the province of Paucartambo in the department of Cusco.

Among the different buildings that have been recorded in this complex, highlights a large chullpa so many times it is also said that the site had been a necropolis or the city of the dead.

It has a large number of chullpas, but the main one is the one of 3 meters that is built with fine masonry, which is why it is believed that it was a resting place.

The archaeological complex has different types of constructions such as temples, plazas and patios that are distributed in three sections.

The archaeological complex of Maukallacta is important for the festivity based on a dance contest, which takes place in the place known as Festivity of Native Dances Maukallacta, which is held in June.

HOW TO GET THERE?

You have to leave very early in the morning to take a bus to Yaurisque; the trip will take approximately 1 hour. You will arrive at the town of Mollebamba from where the hike begins; you will decide the time of the hike at your own pace.

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