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Temple of Condor

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Address: Machu Picchu, Peru
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The tale of the temple of the Condor is wonderful! Make sure you get a good guide to tell you about it as it is not to be missed!

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The tale of the temple of the Condor is wonderful! Make sure you get a good guide to tell you about it as it is not to be missed!

Thank Miranda R
Northville, Michigan
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The day we were there, the site was quite crowded, and although we got a good explanation from our guide as to the significance of this spot, it was a little hard to appreciate it with all of the people milling about. Interesting though to at least see this important to the Incas spot.

Thank BHartMich
Winchester, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you're going to visit Machu Picchu, this was my favorite place in the main city area. Carved rock on the ground in the head and beak, two natural rocks make the wings. Very spiritual place.

Thank matt h
Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you come to Machu Picchu, get at tour guide. That is the best way to learn about what you're looking at and some details you may have never noticed. We would have had a lot of difficulty recognizing these rocks if our guide had not pointed it out and explained the significance to us. Most visitors should be able... More 

Thank Alison R
Bridgewater, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We didn't have a formal guide while visiting MP and might have missed this if it were not for overhearing a group next to us. Pretty cool rock formation but does take some imagination to see it as described. Really cool, and huge, none the less!

Thank TDakin
New York, New York, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

My opinion was that this was a much older structure built by an earlier and far more advanced civilization. Local guides will stick to the traditional story that the different construction methods were used for different societal classes but some structures exhibit more than one - Clear evidence of either rehabilitation work, or repurposing by later civilizations.

Thank Adam Y
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

This is a natural stone formation in Machu Picchu and if you are self0guiding yourself through, you may walk right by it, thinking it is a pile of big rocks. When you know what you are looking at, it is pretty neat. They are not big on signage and interpretive descriptions are nonexistent. Take a tour or read one heck... More 

Thank Peachs71
San Francisco, California, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

This is usually the last of the temples visited during the tour of MP. It really does look like a condor especially the wings. What is the most amazing is how one of the wings is totally supported on another.

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Oakland, CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

This is a sculpture of a condor. The stone wings are about two stories high and quite dramatic. Most unexpected.

Thank David B
Orem, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Here again, you need to know what you are seeing. The three figures of the Inca are all represented at Machu Picchu. The Temple of the Condor is right in the middle.

Thank Ron B

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