The mystery of Saqsayhuaman
Posted on : 15 May 2021
Sacsayhuaman is one of the greatest mysteries in America. According to some Peruvian historians and writers, it is believed that the construction of Saqsayhuaman began to be built during the government of the Sapa Inca Pachacutec (15th century).
On its construction, it is believed that more than 20,000 men were employed and that they moved the huge stones from quarries more than 20 kilometers away to their current position.
Due to the destruction caused by the Spanish (Pizarro and the conquerors), only the bases and some Inca remains of Sacsayhuaman have remained (probably only 40 percent of its ancient structure).
The construction of Sacsayhuaman is a great enigma.
Many people around the world attribute its construction to aliens and others attribute it to the greatness of the Inca empire.
Some studies indicate that Saqsayhuaman may have existed before the Incas, probably there was a pre-Inca culture that laid the foundations of this fortress, which the Incas improved for its use.
Sacsayhuaman is located 2 kilometers from the Plaza de Armas of Cusco (40 minutes walking). It is located at 3500 meters above sea level.
The Saqsayhuaman fortress extends over an area of more than 3,000 hectares. It is believed that it was a fortress because in the upper part of Saqsayhuaman three bases of towers were found, also, writings from the colonial period of Peru have been found, which indicate that these towers were large from where the distance to people approaching Cusco.
On the Cusco City Tour, you can visit Saqsayhuaman, this tour includes transportation to this archaeological site. The entrance to Saqsayhuaman is guarded by personnel from the Peruvian Ministry of Culture, so you must buy a ticket to enter.
Sacsayhuaman has sacred constructions such as residences, towers, small temples, warehouses, roads, and water channels. The special form of Saqsayhuaman resembles a thunder or serpent (ZIGZAG).
You can get to know Saqsayhuaman through the Cusco City tour. If you want a longer visit to Saqsayhuaman, we offer you a special tour organized for you, just write us!