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Ollantaytambo Archaeological Complex (Urubamba)
It was built during the Inca period as a fortified area, including a temple, terraces and an urban area. Two sections can be distinguished: one was named "Araqama Ayllu", an area related to worship and religion; and the other, "Qosqo Ayllu", was dedicated to housing. It was an important administrative centre that probably also fulfilled military functions, as suggested by its walls and turrets. Traces of ancient paths and aqueducts are found here. Ollantaytambo town is known as the "Pueblo Inca Vivo" (Living Inca Town), and its inhabitants still observe very ancient customs and traditions. From here, tourists can visit the town of Willoc, whose inhabitants, who speak Quechua, are distinguished by their red clothes identifying them as members of a unique group, setting them apart from the rest of the region.
Horarios de visita:
Monday–Sunday and holidays 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
60 miles northeast of the City of Cusco (1 hour 45 minutes by car).
Plaza de Armas de Cusco
In Inca times, it was called "Huacaypata," a Quechua word meaning a place of meeting or of weeping. It was an important ceremonial site, where the Inti Raymi or
Catedral del Cusco
Construction occurred in two phases: first the Chapel of Triumph was built on what had been the ancient temple of Suntur Wasi (House of God); afterwards, the ca