The archaeological complex of Tambomachay is also known as the Inca Baths, and is one of the most important Inca constructions; This is due to the great mastery and extraordinary assembly of the stones that form its walls. It has an amazing underground hydraulic system, and this is very simple to explain, the Inca civilization venerated water as a life-giving deity.
It was a sacred place where the Inca god was worshiped: the Inti (Sun) so that one could only enter fasting, barefoot and with a load on the back as a sign of humility, 2 as indicated by the Inca high priest: Willaq Umu the front was a majestic wall from the finest stonework, decorated only by a fine sheet of pure gold three meters high, with a thin thatch roof and delicately cut in one of the blocks of the second row. three holes that could be used to evacuate the rainwater from the interior patio, or as an outlet for the chicha that was offered as an offering. According to the experiments of Augusto León Barandiarán, if you hit inside the holes you can hear the musical notes "re", "la" and "sol".
Puca Pucara or Pukapukara is one of the main archaeological sites near the city of Cusco along with Sacsayhuaman, Qenqo and Tambomachay. It is located 7 kilometers from Cuzco, at about 3,850 meters above sea level. Due to being on a raised platform it was given the name of fortress. However, its role is still uncertain. Currently it is a mandatory place to visit during the stay in the Imperial City and before knowing Machu Picchu. It has terraces, rooms, stairways and terraces.
The Cathedral of Cusco
According to history, in the Incario the Plaza of the city of Cusco was surrounded by palaces of the Incas, built to house their "panakas" or royal families; one of those palaces was the Kiswarkancha corresponding to the Inca Wiraqocha, which on its eastern side had a circular building named "Suntur Wasi" which was a kind of "house of arms and shields"; on these two original constructions is the current Cathedral and its two minor churches. After the Spanish founding of the city in 1534, a place was also designated for the construction of the church, a place that corresponded to the "Suntur Wasi", where in fact the old church that was smaller was built, later the growing needs of worship led to the acquisition of the land near the church for the construction of the current “Santa Basilica Catedral” that began in 1560, with unique designs made by the architect Juan Miguel de Veramendi.
Sacsayhuaman was built between the 14th and 15th centuries. The work lasted more than five decades, being the work of 20,000 men who came together in the form of tribute (mita). All its structures were located without the need for them to cease to be part of the place where they stand, integrating deeply and harmoniously the then sacred category of the landscape, obtaining a colossal altar to nature.
It is located about 4 km (15 minutes) northeast of the city of Cusco along an asphalt road. This place of worship is located in what is now known as Cerro Socorro and has an area of 3,500 square meters. To get to Q'enqo you can take a City Tour from any travel agency (almost all of them offer this type of service); on foot, it takes 50 minutes from the center of the city of Cusco; in this case you can do it initially using the route to Sacsayhuaman.