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Address: Cusco 08000, Peru
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Must see in Cusco

Sacsayhuaman is 2km from the center : you can access it from Cusco in 1h byt foot, mainly upstairs (we had to do several breaks in the way, not so easy with the altitude). 70... read more

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5 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Sacsayhuaman is 2km from the center : you can access it from Cusco in 1h byt foot, mainly upstairs (we had to do several breaks in the way, not so easy with the altitude). 70 soles to visit the ruin, seems a bit expensive but the site is pretty impressive.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Go if you haven´'t seen other Inka sites. Not much to say, aside that it has a nice view over the not so beautiful Cuzco City.

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Brandon, FL
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Just a short cab ride away from the city center of Cusco (or a long hike if you're hardy) is this spectacular site, whose name rhymes with "sexy woman." The incredible size and immaculately perfect masonry of this site is truly mind-blowing. I actually found this site more impressive than the more famous Machu Picchu site. Perhaps only the Egyptian... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We loved visiting this site even though we had already seen many other Incan sites. The views from here were beautiful and helped us understand it's significance to Cusco. The stonework is fantastic.

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Munich, Germany
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We have visited the Sacsayhuaman site among others (Machu Picchu, Pisac, Ollantaytambo), and I would evaluate it as one of the most impressive ones. You can find there huge stones which come from an area which is 30 km away from this place and it still not clear how the Incas managed to bring these heavy stones to this place.... More 

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South Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I think this is a must do visit. It's a 45 minute walk or 5 minute taxi ride from the central Cusco plaza. Sacsayhuan provides a first class example of Incan architecture for those who aren't into trekking.

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Atlantic City, New Jersey
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Before we came to Sacsayhuaman, we had seen many ruins around the sacred valley and Machu Pichu. We thought this one is just yet another Inca ruin. Boy, we were wrong. It is in a class of its own. So many massive rocks in one place. Not to mention the history behind the walls. Impressive.

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Singapore
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

While this site is not as impressive as Machu Picchu but given the fact it was deliberately destroyed, it still provides an insight what this place would have been. The walls are built with huge stones cut in various shapes which makes you wonder how the people who built the walls could possibly shift them. The site is within walking... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great to see before Machu Picchu.. as is most of the cusco sites it is very well maintained by the Peruvian government.

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Ringgold, Georgia
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Very impressive sight. Well worth the visit and close to Cusco. We really enjoyed and appreciated the quality of the stonework.

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