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Huchuy Qosqo

 

Huchuy Qosqo is an important archaeological site and a magnificent Tour of the sacred valley of the Incas which rise up to 11650 feet high.

This complex of palaces has been constructed by Wiracocha, the 8th Inca which used it as a ceremonial centre dedicated to the sun and also as a rest place.

Spanish reports tell us that it was the Inca’s favourite.

 

In 1438, Wiracocha, escaping from social tensions in Cusco, decided to occupy the site with his son Inca Urco. Since then, this marvellous place took the Quechua name of « Huchuy Qosqo » or little Cuzco.

 

Huchuy Qosco

 

Huchuy Qosqo is situated on the heights of the sacred valley, offering a splendid view over the Pilcomayo River (Vilcanota) and its surroundings. You will climb terraces up and down to admire the gigantic construction details following perfectly the natural slopes of the mountain in total harmony with the Andean topography and the surrounding nature in the middle of the enchanting sacred valley panoramas.

 

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This archaeological complex is one of the most important of the sacred valley after Pisac and Ollantaytambo. The site construction is however a bit different from these 2. The walls are constructed with a stone basement and the upper level is in Adobe. One of the most attractive construction of the site is a 3 floor house constructed without any cement and still there more than 500 years after its creation.

 

In Huchuy Qosqo, we can see stones canals perfectly cut, the proof of an advanced hydraulic system for its time.

 

We will also have the opportunity to admire a typical construction of Huchuy Qosqo which named « Kallanka », from a rectangular shape with 240 feet wide walls, used for sacred ceremonies during the rain season.

 

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More than esthetical qualities, the Incas have built this place to prevent from earthquakes with their undulated walls bended from several grades.