"Sacsayhuaman" Sacsayhuaman Tip by kucha

Sacsayhuaman, Cusco: 59 reviews and 116 photos

Located two kilometers from the city of Cusco, the immense walls of the Sacsayhuaman archaeological complex are made up of huge stones distributed in a zigzag pattern in three platforms with an average of 1,181ft in length.

These platforms are connected by flights of stairs and doorways made of stone. One of these is 29 feet tall and 15 feet wide and weighs more than 100 tons.

The largest stone block found in Sacsayhuaman stands 27.88 feet high and weighs 361 tons! Indeed, Inca Pachacuti employed 20,000 men for the construction of this complex and it took approximately 50 years to complete.

Address: 2 kilometers outside Cusco
Website: http://www.cultura.gob.pe/

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

Was this review helpful?

  • Written Jun 8, 2006
  • Send to a Friend
  • Add to your Trip Planner
  • Report Abuse



“Adventure is "Discomfort in Retrospect"”

Online Now


Top 5,000 Travel Writer
Member Rank:
0 1 0 0 5

Have you been to Cusco?

  Share Your Travels