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- 98%History Buffs
- 72%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 72%Adventure Travelers
- 65%Budget Travelers
- 51%Business Travelers
- 51%Local Culture
Member Reviews (25)
- SacsayhuamanMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 2Jan 07, 2014
Often mispronounced as "Sexy Woman," this Inca site looked like a high walled fortress. The stones used to construct the fortress were remarkably large boulders. An impressive view to see from all angles.
A famous Inca festival is held here every year called Inti Raymi. I would like to come back to experience the festival someday.
- SacsayhuamanDec 04, 2013
This place is called by some tour guides as sexywoman because it sounds similar to the name, so easy to remember. This is one of the places you must go when visiting Cusco. This is an introduction of what you will see during your trip to Cusco.
- SacsayhuamanMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersBusiness Travelers+ 3Nov 16, 2013
Sacsayhuaman is an Inca temple built on a hill about 2km North of Cusco. Lots of people think it was a fortress because it's positioned on the top of a hill, but it was actually a temple for the sun. The temple was made of huge rocks, that were dragged there using human power. The largest rock weights 150 tons and all rocks fit perfectly with each other's angles, making it resistant to earthquakes.
You can have an amazing view of the city of Cusco from the very top of Sacsayhuaman.
- SacsayhuamanMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 13Nov 12, 2013
Just outside of Cusco, another major Incan Ruins. You want to see this before visiting Machu Pichu and the other major Incan ruins in the Sacred Valley, because after seeing those Sacsayhuaman will seem unimpressive in comparison. Having said that, it is still a cool sight and worth exploring.
- SacsayhuamanOct 21, 2013
This is definitely on the "to do" list when visiting Cusco. It is amazing what the Inca did so many years ago with the tools that they had. I think it is worth it to have a guide with you to make it come alive, or at the very least read up about it before you visit so you can appreciate its purpose and engineering.
- SacsayhuamanAmbassadorMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 2Jan 25, 2013
Consider it a trial run if you are acclimating before the Inca Trail. These are impressive remnants of what it thought to be a fortress, though the site hints that it was used for more than just protection. The walls are made of giant boulders that perfectly fit without anything else like mortar. Cusco is said the be shaped like a puma, one of the Incan sacred animals, and Sacsayhuaman is the head. A little quip you will hear everywhere: It's pronounced just like "sexy woman".
- SacsayhuamanNov 10, 2012
This is one of the Must go places, when you visit Cusco, incredible place, normally you go there the first day of your trip, take comfortable shoes. here takes one of the most important festivities in June. Take a jacket if you take a tour in the afternoon, it gets windy!
- SacsayhuamanOct 07, 2012
Lovely people the "Quechua" and the city of Cusco is magical and full of adventure! Loved every moment of it!! The Sacsayhuamen temple is incredible another marvel of engineering! Another display of advanced mathematics and organization with the ton weighing blocks carved perfectly to fit together like a jigsaw puzzle with no mortar! Interesting....
- SacsayhuamanJul 07, 2012
Also referred to as Sexy Woman, Sacsayhuaman used to be the fortress that protected Cuzco city from ancient settlers that came from the amazon jungle. With huge stones perfectly set on top of each other, Sacsayhuaman generates imaginary stories about aliens` aid in its construction. A must visit.
- SacsayhuamanMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodiesLuxury Travelers+ 3Jul 05, 2012
Also fondly known as "sexy woman", Sacsayhuaman is quite alluring with its ancient Incan intricate stone work construction. It is also one of the closer Incan fortress like structure complex from Cusco so there is no excuse for not visiting.
Note: A Boleto Turistico is required for access to some of the sights in and around Cusco. It can be bought at the Oficina Ejecutiva del Comité (OFEC), Av Sol 103, Cusco (ph: +51 84-227-037). There are three different kind of tickets:
- A full ticket (valid for ten days and for all sites), 130 soles
- A student ticket (ISIC student card required as proof), 70 Soles (li>A partial ticket, (only valid for one day and a limited number of sites)
The ticket gives access to the following sites in Cusco: Santa Cataline Monastery, Museo Municipal de Arte Contemporáneo, Museo Historico Regional, Museo del Sitio del Qoricancha, Museo de Arte Popular, Centro Qosqo de Arte Nativo Danzas Folklórico and Monumento Pachacuteq.
The ticket also gives access to sites around Cusco: Sacsayhuamán, Qénqo, Pukapukara, Tambomachay, Chinchero and the ruins of Pisac, Ollantaytambo, Tipon and Pikillacta.