Ollantaytambo

Located in the Sacred Valley of the Incas, its 89 kilometers northwest of the city of Cusco, is Ollantaytambo, one of the largest Inca archeological complexes in Peru.

The city contains religious, astronomical, administrative, urban, livestock and agricultural sectors. Its streets are cobbled and meandering. Its imposing platforms were destined for agricultural activity and used as retaining walls.

The perfection and permanence of Ollantaytambo’s constructions over the years is really surprising, you can see old buildings all over the town, agricultural terraces on each mountain. Although the archaeological complex corresponds to a sector of the town of Ollantaytambo we are encouraged to say that the constructions that the Incas have made extend throughout the region.

One of the places we recommend visiting is the ancient fortress and the Inca temple, where you can see magnificent views of the Sacred Valley of the Incas.
In front of the archaeological site of Ollantaytambo is the Pinkuylluna mountain. In it there are also Inca constructions, it is said that they are warehouses where they kept groceries. This mountain is easy to distinguish since it presents the figure of Tunupa, the head of the town’s guardian. Its access is free, the traveler can request a guide or upload it by himself.

Archaeological Sites in Cusco