Tipón

Tipón, archaeological site, located 23 kilometers southeast of the City of Cusco.
Its maximum height is 3,850 m.a.s.l. and its extension includes 2,200 hectares in the district of Oropesa, province of Quispicanchis.

The access to the archaeological site is 5 kilometers away, from kilometer 18 of the Cusco – Puno road, heading north across the Watanay stream.

Tipon is designed as follows:
Royal Precincts and Gardens. Here you can see the royal house that Wiracocha ordered to build for his father Yahuar Huaca. This sector has beautiful fountains and gutters that still continue to pour water from the existing underground channels since then.

The Intihuatana. Located in a room with trapezoidal windows, from which you can see all Tipón. It is located a short distance from the main enclosures, above a mountainous elevation.

Minor Enclosures. About 1 kilometer from the Intihuatana, they are of lower quality than the royal precincts. They are initially built in stone and their terminations are made of adobe.

The Lookout. Towards the north of the archaeological site is the Mirador del Cusco, in the ancient times important observation site, it was called Cruz Moqo (summit where there is a cross) and Qosqo Qhawarina (from where Cusco is sighted). From there you could see Western Cusco. This place was an important hostel of personalities with political and economic powers during the Inca Empire.

Tipón is surrounded by a wall which was built to serve as a defense. Then this purpose was unimportant given that all the surrounding towns belonged to the Tahuantinsuyo empire.

Archaeological sites in Cusco