Tambomachay – What will you visit in the Cusco City Tour?
Posted on : 17 March 2021
In Quechua, Tambomachay meansa place to rest. This is an archaeological site that was destined for water and the relaxation of the main rulers of the Inca empire. According to historians, the Inca ruler along with his family came to Tambomachay to bathe and rest. Also, in this place water worship ceremonies were carried out. For the Incas, water was the element that made life grow on earth, and this is why water was considered as a deity.
Tambomachay is located 7 kilometers away from Cusco and is 3.700 meters above sea level. It consists of a series of water channels and sculpted stone fountains. Here, the Incas made a great temple to the water and created small and large waterfalls. You can visit Tambomachay every day of the year, and the entrance is included in the general entrance ticket ‘4 RUINAS CUSCO.’