Just hours from one of the wonders of humanity, Machu Picchu; and an hour and a half from the city of Cusco. It is established as the ideal place to plan your visit to the region with a pleasant climate and the ideal geographic altitude to start your adventure.
It is one of the districts of the province of Urubamba, Department of Cusco, Peru,
It is part of the "Sacred Valley of the Incas" and is located 95 kilometers by paved road from the Imperial city of Cusco, ancient capital of the Empire of the Incas.
Its altitude is 2,800 over the sea level and its average temperature fluctuates between 18 Cº to 22 Cº. The archaeological park, its topography, has a variety of microclimates, allowing a pleasant stay.
The importance of this district is, that is one of the settlements of that time still inhabited Inca and its streets you can see the land and the planning done by the ancient Peruvians.
The archeology of the area shows that it was occupied from about 400 BC although there has been no architectural evidence of this time, which if present from the period known as the Late Intermediate States or Regional Cultural Killke, 1200 AD and appreciated in the highest percentage Inkaica presence embodied in a political, religious, and administrative control, which is linked through a network of roads with other settlements on the edge of mountain, jungle, the capital of the Empire, Cusco and the Altiplano area.
The selection of the area to build one of the largest agricultural centers, was due to the geographical features and environmental climate for the cultivation of corn, grasses important in relations of reciprocity and redistribution of the Inca state.
The central part of the settlement known as Qosqo Ayllu shows orthogonal lines, with four blocks and seven longitudinal narrow side streets, crossing the same boundaries and apples in the middle and there was a large central plaza, which was occupied by dwellings from the colonial era, Century XVI.
This sector is currently being held and can still be seen when one is traveling on narrow streets, the arrangement of rooms around a central courtyard, where he carried out various activities. Access to this set of rooms known as "Field" shows a trapezoidal double jamb cover, beautifully carved.
Complete the archaeological, Araqama Ayllu neighborhood located east of Qosqo Ayllu, call Fortaleza, where a whole is in the process of building a job because of their characteristics should meet once completed, religious function, on the north side, Manyaraqui sector, with a succession of ornamental fountains where the fluid element moves toward the eastern side, which is the entrance to town, you can see the famous street of the "hundred windows.
All these groups and many others, are surrounded by agricultural terraces, which had the same trails, paths, steps and channels for funding the liquid element.
Inka on this people, after 1532 new homes were built nearly parallel and the colonial architecture that has been superimposed on the above and making up an integrated architectural and cultural continuity of permanent housing.