Special Places # 75
Cuzco – Peru – Part # 1
The fortress was the largest structure built by the Incas. It was constructed on an elevated rocky promontory facing the northern marshy ground outside the Inca capital of Cuzco. Pottery finds indicate that the site had previously been occupied by Inca residents.
1 – This is the fortress of Sacsayhuaman built by the Incas using enormous stones. The shape of the whole fortress is the mouth of a leopard with big teeth.
2 – Part of the city of Cuzco was built by the Spanish conquistadors on top of walls built by the Incas. The photo shows one large and heavy stone with 12 angles. On one of the many cobbled streets in the city of Cuzco.
3 – In one of the ends of the fortress, there are carved tiers on slate left by erosion left by the Glaciers Age. Used as platform foe the Inca’s throne. Of course, it was all covered on gold plating.
4 – A rocky monument in Khenko. Near the city of Cuzco.
5 – Some other Gracier’s Age erosions used by children to play sliding.
6 – View from across the field within the perimeter of the fortress.
7 – See the walls of the fortress built with huge stones of granite that weigh many tons.
8 – On one corner of the wall there’s a snake carved on the stone.
9 – Every year was celebrated the famous Into Raimi or the Holiday of the Sun (God of the Incas) The city of Cuzco still keeps the this holiday every year to remember old Incas.
© HJ Ruiz – Avian101
On my list hoping to go 2023..thanks for the info
You won’t be disappointed at all of this trip! Thank you, Kelly. 🙂
I have been dreaming of going all my life. I had a complete 3 week trip booked for May of 2020. Now. I hope to go 2023. 🤞
Fascinating images and very interesting captions, HJ – thanks for sharing these!
There is a Part # 2 of this trip, coming up. Thank you, Carol. 🙂
Excellent! Especially for those of us who will most likely never get there in person!
I enjoyed these photos of the amazing Inca walls, H.J. I have had the honor of spending time here, such a beautiful place. You did a nice job capturing the walls and beauty here, H.J. I like the carved snake.
I knew that you wouldn’t have miss the trip to the Inca’s Capital! Thank you so much, my dear friend. 🙂
Wonderful pictures of the place, HJ!
Thanks so much, India. 🙂
I meant, Indira! 🙏
Very interesting. Great photos! Thanks for sharing them!
Thank you very much, Andy. 🙂
Thanks so very much, Susan. 🙂
I’m sure it was a mind-boggling experience to see and experience Cuzco. Thank you for sharing your impressions.
It was a great experience, no doubt! Thank you, my friend Tanja. 🙂
What a stunning place. It is hard to imagine how the Incas moved those massive stone blocks. Very interesting post, HJ!
Thank you very much, Chris. It’s really amazing! 🙂
Stunning! The color and light highlight the architecture.
Thank you, Christine. 🙂
Wow! It seems the rocks have a turquoise tint as well as the sky-very pretty! So much wisdom in that culture.
Thanks so much, Jane. 🙂
Breathtaking images. Thanks for sharing.