Puca Pucara

Puca Pucara is a military construction located near Cusco, in Peru.
This fortress is made up of large walls, terraces, stairways and was part of the defensive complex of Cusco in particular and of the Inca Empire in general.
Puca Pucara means in Quechua “Red Fortress”, due to the red color that the rocks acquire during twilight.
Puca Pucara is another example of military architecture that also functioned as an administrative center, and invites us to explore its platforms, overlapping terraces, stairways and passages where mythical characters from the Inca empire traveled.

Archaeological Sites in Cusco