Cuzco's surrounding archeological sites reveal stunning architecture and history. Many of these iconic sites are located on the outskirts of the city, along the road to Pisac.
Sacsayhuaman: meaning "Satiated Hawk" in Quechua, this UNESCO World-Heritage site is an Incan fortress and ceremonial center perched on a hill overlooking the Sacred City.
Qenko: meaning "Labyrinth" in Quechua, is a major Incan ritual site with carved zigzagging divination channels.
Puca Pucara: meaning "Red Fortress" in Quechua, is a fine example of an Inca military site made of large walls, terraces and staircases.
Tambomachay: meaning "Baths of the Inca" in Quechua, is comprised of platforms, niches and fountains that still function today, as water flows down through them from a spring higher up in the hills.
Tipon: is a small town in the Sacred Valley of the Incas renowned for its impressive archaeological complex consisting of wide terraces, mystical enclosures and an intact irrigation canal with a great distribution of outdoor water channels.