Pumamarca Ruins, Ollantaytambo

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Visit Pumamarca Ruins to see the remains of a hillside fortress that guarded the entrance to the Sacred Valley. The ruins stand on the site of one of the rare battles that the Spaniards lost to the Incas. Climb a steep slope to get to the massive terraces, which will reward you with panoramic views across the valley to a quarry where the Incas excavated stones. Take a taxi if you wish to avoid the four-hour round-trip trek. Hire a local guide to get a better understanding of the ingenuity of Inca civilization. Wear sturdy footwear and a windproof jacket. Add Pumamarca Ruins and other attractions to your Ollantaytambo trip itinerary using our Ollantaytambo holiday builder tool .
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  • Very beautiful a place where you can breathe fresh air and displayed beautiful landscapes, my opinion is that declared intangible, that they sow not cement and not to allow any business and is only a place to visit, avoiding pollution. You should visit it!
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  • It is a place where the Temple of the Sun which was built on the basis of giant stones of several tons of weight, assembled so perfect, and also seismic. Perfect!
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  • In the Sacred Valley, did not know them, it was an unforgettable experience, much scenery and a long walk discovering what was the Empire inca, highly recommended
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Ollantaytambo is packed with budget-friendly hostels located near the center of town and offering nice views of the countryside. Providing simple but clean and comfortable rooms ideal for backpackers, many of these establishments offer their own guided tours to nearby archeological sites. Mid-range hotels present a good alternative for travelers with kids, providing free Wi-Fi, complimentary breakfast, and access to enclosed gardens or terraces with sweeping views of the surrounding mountains.
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