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Address: Cusco, Peru
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Soaking at Sacsayhuaman

Even though we visited this site in the pouring rain (It WAS the beginning of the rainy season). The mists and fogs that lay around added to the sacred feeling of this most... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Even though we visited this site in the pouring rain (It WAS the beginning of the rainy season). The mists and fogs that lay around added to the sacred feeling of this most important place for the Incas.

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Lima / Cusco
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were only in Cusco for a few hours and last minute took a tour of Sacsayhuaman. It was one of the highlights of our entire trip. It was astounding to learn what these people accomplished. Luckily we had a tour guide that was able to provide so much information. Otherwise, I wouldn't have known enough to truly appreciate this.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Just left speechless really, what a site. The size of some of the building blocks is remarkable as is the glacier scratched rocks.

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Ok, if you are not visiting Machu Picchu then you absolutely should visit Sacsayhuaman! The size of the rocks here are just astounding. If you went to MP and were blown away by what the Incans (or however is credited for the rocks) could do with rocks then totally come here! It's a bit of a hike, so if you... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Sacsayhuamán is the impressive site of a former Inca site in the hills above Cusco. Just seeing the incredible foundation stones of what is left of the site is amazing. Combine that with the gorgeous views and it is definitely worth a visit when you are in Cusco. Spend some time walking around, taking photos, and looking at the surrounding... More 

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Penarth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Absolutely amazing as you can get up close to some huge blocks of stone and if you are going to do the Inca trail then it is great for acclimatisation

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This UNESCO World Heritage site was primarily a fortress. After it felt, Spanish conquistadors used its stones for building their houses in Cusco. There can hardly be a house in the historic Cusco which didn't use these stones. Originally it was built under the supervision of the Incas, but workers were groups who carried out their labour obligations for the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Worth a visit. Impressive stone work by the inca. Made us think a lot how that possible... A big site that took us few hres to go throught

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I spent a few hours on site and it does not disappoint. There were llamas close by which added to the beauty of this place

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Oulu, Finland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We booked a guided private tour at the entrance. This way you learn much more about the history of the place. We took taxi to go up to the Sacsayhuaman and then walked back down to the city center.

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