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Puka Pukara

Cusco, Peru
+51 993 492 979
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“small site” (4 reviews)
“inca sites” (9 reviews)
Cusco, Peru
+51 993 492 979
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Puka Pukara is a small ruin where guards stayed and protected the entrance to Tambomach'ay, which was a spa area for the Inca upper class. All the ruins are interesting and these smaller ones are no exception.

Thank MitchMitch52
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This fort is made of large walls, terraces, and staircases and was part of defense of Cusco. The fort is located on high ground overlooking the Cusco valley, creating a beautiful view. Usually, you visit this area while you are touring the highlights of the...More

Thank KaterinaBouza
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

These are ruins of a fortress that held a little army that was protecting Cuzco from attacks. It is also one of 8 reflector towers that held metals that reflected light between one another letting all towers/armies know fast if something was going on.

Thank marvah
Reviewed 5 August 2017

Like all the Inca sites, overwhelming and inspiring. You can clamber over everything and the vistas are terrific.

Thank Seasick2013
Reviewed 4 August 2017

This small site is a few steps from Tambomachay and it was a fortress and border control center for people traveling to the Inca empire's capital. The views are amazing and the ruins are beautiful. Inca's were amazing in a lot of ways and very...More

Thank joel b
Reviewed 1 August 2017

One of the most interesting place,full of history and full of positive energy! Only to close your eyes and fill,like being there in Inka time!

Thank Marian V
Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

What can I say? The site is not spectacular but if you visit Tambomachay it is literally en route. Make it a 10min stop and check out the local women selling souvenirs. They are certainly more deserving that some Cusco-based trader.

Thank Niko P
Reviewed 28 July 2017

Where: Cusco, Peru What: Puca Pucara, archeological site How was it: This is a beautiful place offering great views of the mountains. We were very tired from our overnight flight and not used to the altitude yet. Needless to say, we didn't have the necessary...More

Thank Discovering D
Reviewed 24 July 2017

Visited this site on our trip through the Sacred Valley. Another example of the excellent stonework and building done so long ago.

Thank turoar
Reviewed 13 July 2017

nice but inka motives appear again and again in all of the sites, so it's not a must, unless it's a part of a package deal.

Thank bestsZagreb
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