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WHERE IS THE SACRED VALLEY OF THE INCAS?

The Sacred Valley of the Incas is located at some distance from the city of Cusco, located 35 km away from the city of Cusco between the foothills of steep mountains whose peaks exceed 5000 meters.

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The Sacred Valley of the Incas, view from the Taray viewpoint in Pisac.

A valley that has great climatic and geographical conditions with beautiful landscapes and a lot of Inca culture where each of its villages and Andean towns preserve their own customs of their ancestors in Inca times with traditions that until today are preserved and transmitted from generation to generation.

In concept the denominated area extends from Pisac to Machupicchu in an extension of 100 kilometers in an area with numerous towns and Inca buildings, in this extension you can find numerous towns that are part of the circuit or tourist destination of the Sacred Valley of the Incas.

With its main archaeological sites to visit such as Pisaq, Ollantaytambo, Moray, Chinchero not to mention the other towns that have a lot of Inca and colonial history such as Qoya, Lamay, Yucay, and other archaeological sites that are found throughout the Sacred Valley such as Llactapata, Torontoy which are bordered by the Vilcanota River or Wilcamayu which was very important in the Inca cosmology where they related to the valley and the river a very sacred element for them.

With the Milky Way they were able to identify the astronomical and religious character with it they took of reference to represent with forms and figures of animals like condors, hawks, birds and diverse animals in all their temples and huacas in all their Inca constructions.

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