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ARCHAEOLOGICAL COMPLEX PUKA PUKARA - PUCA PUCARA - PUCA-PUCARA


To 7 km of the city of the cusco he/she is the fortified hill of Puca-Pucara. To arrive here is quite easy because the same one is part of a tourist circuit that covers Sacsayhuaman, Qenko, Puca-Pucara and Tambomachay.

Puka pukara means red" "strength, because the calcareous stones with those that it is built have acquired the reddish coloration of the land, very abundant in iron.

One adduces that he/she had the function of preserving Tambomach'ay, an important palace in Inkario. But that in turn, for their architectural disposition and the existence of sources, aqueducts and multiple enclosures, and their proximity to the old road that one observes winning the one opens up in the northern mountain and that it drove toward Huch'uy Qosqo and it Traces in the Sacred Valley, it was a "tambo" that is to say, a collective housing that offered inn and foods to the travelers, the same as to the cortege that should accompany Inka in their retirement in Tambomach'ay.

In Puka pukara there are enclosures, interior squares, bathrooms, aqueducts, watchtowers and a road easily recognizable inka. The buildings are made of medium and small stones, the external surface of the polyhedrons is lightly rough contrary to other archaeological groups, in synthesis the disposition urbanística is extremely appropriate and functional.

Source: http://www.arqueotur.org/yacimientos/complejo-archaeological-puka-pukara.html



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