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Tambomachay, Cusco

#7 of 29 in Historic Sites in Cusco
Ruin · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
See an authentic Incan site and get a sense of how the ancient culture revered water when you visit Tambomachay. As you approach the site you can see the still partially intact buildings. Walk through the small area and find the aqueducts, canals, and fountains left behind. The exact function of the site remains unclear, though prevailing opinion holds that it served as a military outpost, spa for the elite, or both. City tours usually show up in the afternoon, while mornings are less crowded. Plan to visit Tambomachay during your Cusco vacation using our convenient Cusco day trip planning app.
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  • I came to this place with no air and early soroche, but it was totally worth it. Understanding a little about the function that the place played and the Inca thought is fascinating. Inca historical...  more »
  • So...instead of visiting Pisac, that day I'd stopped to look at little Inca site outside of Cuzco called Tambomachay. Located around 8 km to the north of old Inca capital, Tambomachay is one of this.....  more »
  • Beautiful. Short visit but worth it!
  • a waste of time in my mind. small site. a couple of small stone structures to see. you'll need a lot of imaginations to make this site interesting. one the other hand, it's right by the roadside, won't take much time to check out.

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