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Temple of the Three Windows

Machu Picchu, Peru
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Located west of the main square, this sacred temple is known for its huge walls and three trapezoidal-shaped windows through which the sun's rays would pass illuminating the "Sacred Plaza" beyond.
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+51 992 059 069
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Temple of the Three Windows is part of the complex of Machu Picchu and it is more than sure that you will visit it during your tour in the place. Your guide will explain to you the "use" and the "meaning" of the place for...More

Thank KaterinaBouza
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful part of the ruins. Not well marked but easy to find. Just ask or better, find a guide. Thumbs up

Thank Taylor S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This temple is said to have a great spiritual value for the Inca civilization particularly because of its closeness to the main plaza of the citadel. To a layman's and non-historian's eyes, the beauty was how the masons cut and assembled the relatively large stones...More

Thank Ricky Y
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

According to our guide, the two close windows were used as sections to place statues or other things inside. Whereas the 3 opened windows were there to allow the light of the sun into the rooms. Just beautiful!

Thank Cuatrodivas
Reviewed 14 August 2017

Wonderful area of Machu Picchu, good for taking photos. Amazing history and engineering involved in the creation... Very helpful to have a guide explain many aspects to this site.

Thank Kat K
Reviewed 5 August 2017

While on tour, this is one of the sites in Machu-pichu and has an interestinf story. For history and archaelogy lovers.

Thank Rosalind E
Reviewed 29 July 2017

Another of the great buildings in the Machu Picchu area, makes one wonder again at their ability to move these huge stones and get them so perfectly fitted in place. It helps having a guide to make sure you see all these sites.

Thank turoar
Reviewed 29 June 2017

Its very cool seeing the Temple of the Three Windows. There are some nice photos to be taken around that spot. One of the better parts of MP. A guide is helpful for MP as there is a lot more information they can provide throughout...More

1  Thank CCG1982
Reviewed 28 June 2017

Nothing wrong with the Temple of the Three Windows. It's a five star attraction anywhere else, but it wasn't my favorite part of the place. By the time you get here, you've already marvelled at the site and its construction. Can I really give any...More

Thank jxx9595
Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

There are many impressive buildings in Machu Picchu and this one is one of the best. I was not sure what was the purpose of this building but the views and stonework is extraordinary

Thank Ricardo B
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