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Temple of the Three Windows

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Address: Machu Picchu, Peru
Phone Number: +51 992 059 069
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Located west of the main square, this sacred temple is known for its huge...

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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Remarkable stone work

The Inca had about 14 wall construction styles, with the most precise and refined reserved for the most sacred locations. This was one of those. It is mind boggling.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The Inca had about 14 wall construction styles, with the most precise and refined reserved for the most sacred locations. This was one of those. It is mind boggling.

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Orem, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

All of Machu Picchu requires concentration and orientation. Here is another example of a special place that needs serious instruction from your guide. It is not just another Inca structure.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

All of the sites within Machu Picchu gain more interest and understanding if you hire a guide to take you through the site.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Amazing that they had such big windows. No glass of course but lots of light in this temple back when it had a roof.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

I can't imagine work like this being done today, let alone back in Incan times with the tools they had. Stop and carefully look at the stone work, how tight the stones are, simply amazing. The stones are also fit together top to bottom like todays tongue and groove, just incredible! 3 is a special number in the Incan culture.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Often passed with a casual glance by tourists, the Temple of the Three Windows is an amazing example of stonework, with beautiful views of the valley below.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Back in the day...how inka knows how to build temples...windows...roof...is just amazing! View from here also great

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Like everything in Machu Picchu this is also an example of perfect architecture where bricks are neatly stacked without the use of mortar.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

This is an amazing group of stones, presumed to be important in the daily life of the citizens of the city. Bingham was dreaming to know what was the purpose, but it is still hidden

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

Gate-1 tours did a great job of explaining the many points of interest at Machu Picchu. The Incan culture placed great value on the number 3 and the progression of values symbolized through 3 steps. The Temple of the Three Windows was explained to us as another example of this view. A guide should also be able to show you... More 

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