An interesting and atmospheric historical site, Puka Pukara represents a set of Incan military ruins. Still a source of debate, the purpose of the fort was at least partially militarily minded, though an abundance of other features--including baths and plazas--point to the possibility the site contained more than just barracks and weapon stores. Admire the views of the surrounding forest from what is a well-positioned local vantage point, and admire the coloration of the rocks (the name translates as "Red Fortress") used for the walls of the main buildings. Our Cusco online holiday planner makes visiting Puka Pukara and other Cusco attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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After wandering for a while around Cuzco's Centro Historico I'd decided to take a little walk to the ruins I've spotted two days earlier, on my way from Pisac. Weather was just fine, so I thought... more »
The best thing about this site is the location. Beautiful views of the mountains in all directions. The site itself was fair, it’s mostly just small walls and foundations. I wouldn’t make a special... more »
The best architecture from the Incas. Colosal stones made the Sacsayhuaman. You become amazed seeing this type of construction.
A nice site small close from Cuzco town, you can get a small tour or go with public bus. You can see the Cuzco town from there.
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