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Very interesting to walk down and imagine how these huge stone have been used. They would have taken ages to cut and then wood would have been put in and expanded by water. Donation for photos with the Incas warrior.
this is actually the very same wall of the Qorikancha ( ancient temple ) church. Its a tiny cozy street worth looking at. The techniques of cutting stone on the Qorikancha wall are amazing , you can compare them to opposite wall where you dont...More
I’ve been coming to Cusco for 40 years and not until 2009 did I discover the Peruvians don’t want you to touch it. The Quechuas say all such stones have power and can give you a jolt of positive energy if you lay your palms...More
We stumbled on this alley by chance and I only knew what was up because I had read about this stone. There were people getting their pictures taken next to it. But mainly there was a guy completely decked out in Inca king attire to...More
You don't have to see too many ruins to develop an appreciation for a bronze-age people who could cut, transport (horizontally and VERTICALLY!) these massive stones and fit them together to build such magnificent structures. But this isn't the only remarkable stone of such a...More
I was so underwhelmed. I admire the feat of architecture but I can't believe it has so many 5 star reviews. Another brick in thr wall of a super crowded street. Explore every other part of cusco first!
There is no doubt that the Inka were great builders and great engineers. Their construction skills were certainly very well honed and the way in which the stones in their walls were cut to fit together perfectly is quite wonderful. This is regarded as the...More