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Puka Pukara, Cusco

3.9
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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  • If you don’t have much time in the Cusco region, I would skip Puka Pukara. It’s interesting but there are better places to see  more »
  • Stopped here as part of a half-day tour. I’m happy we only spent a short amount of time here. Yeah it was interesting. Yeah it was a military fortress but I would’ve rather skip this and spend more ti...  more »
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  • 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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