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Temple of the Three Windows

Machu Picchu, Peru
+51 992 059 069
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Located west of the main square, this sacred temple is known for its huge walls and three trapezoidal-shaped windows through which the sun's rays would pass illuminating the "Sacred Plaza" beyond.
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"stone work"
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"amazing stonework"
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"carved stone"
in 3 reviews
"large stones"
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"tour guide to explain"
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"big windows"
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"points of interest"
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"incan architecture"
in 3 reviews
"rising sun"
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"wondering how"
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"sacred place"
in 3 reviews
"winter solstice"
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"hiram bingham"
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"bucket list"
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"take your time"
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"structure"
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"site"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

the temple of the 3 windows is a must see when visiting machu picchu. amazing big stones perfectly carved and fitted.

Thank mrtrekkerwade
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Reviewed 29 March 2018

This is a part of the MachuPichu site, construction of the Temple is wonderful like everything else. We just keep wondering how they did it ! If you keep following the general trail you will see this wonder.

Thank Ricardo35
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Reviewed 25 February 2018

The whole Machu Picchu site is incredible, and the Temple of the Three Windows is no exception. The workmanship is a marvel; it's simply awe-inspiring. You can't really miss seeing this temple, even if you don't take a guided tour (as we did not).

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Reviewed 21 January 2018

A must see at Ollantaytambo, go early to avoid the crowds. Take your time climbing the stairs, go tothe very top for the awesome views.

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Reviewed 15 January 2018

Yet, another example of the incredible designers and astronomers that they Incas were. An interesting piece of the whole Machu Picchu puzzle...

Thank bas0921
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Reviewed 12 January 2018 via mobile

This wall inside the temple precinct is 1 of the highlights of Ma Pi. The size of the blocks & skill involved to both carve & place them is extraordinary. The shape of the windows has astronomical significance & the view from them of the...More

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Reviewed 11 January 2018

This is an interesting section of the ruin and the three windows are everywhere in the Inca world, as well as the 3 steps.

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Reviewed 10 January 2018

Great guide explained the meaning of the 3 and how the suns rays complete the Inca cross! The ancient Incas were brilliant

Thank 944michelem
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Reviewed 4 January 2018

The Machu Picchu construction of the buildings with windows facing the East and rising Sun is awesome. These tree windows are a great vista point and offer beautiful, framed views. To sit and watch through in person and as a photo!

Thank Elizabeth C
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Reviewed 13 December 2017

As for all aspects of Machu Picchu. the engineering and the architecture is extremely well advanced. To think this was constructed in the mid to late 1400's. It was on my bucket list, and so it should have been

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