Huchuy Qosqo


Huchuy Qosqo is an Inca archaeological site located in the region of Cusco. Recent studies show that Huchuy Qosqo was built between the 10th and 14th centuries. Later on, it became a royal state of the Inca Viracocha during the 15th century, at the height of the Inca era. According to historians, Huchuy Qosqo served as a refuge for the Inca Viracocha during the Chanca invasion of Cusco. Afterwards, during the Spanish conquest, Huchuy Qosqo was looted by the conquistador Gonzalo Pizarro.


Huchuy Qosqo is located north of the city of Cusco, above the Sacred Valley at an altitude of 3650 meters above sea level.


Huchuy Qosqo is a common destination for sightseeing tours. This archaeological site stands out for its agricultural terraces and great halls known as Kallankas, which were built using stone and mudbricks.

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