means: Red, and Pukara means: fortress. So it can be
translated as Red Fortress. Its name comes after the red earth which
was used to built this place.
is located at 6 Km. away from Cusco.
Its altittude rises to 3745 m.a.s.l.
believe this was a refugee for the people who accompain the Inka when
he left to visit the Antisuyo, but the latest studies
confirm that this was a echonomic-social and religious centre, because
it is located on a very fertile area and it's quite near to the valley
of Tambillohuayco. Appart from that it must have been connected to Tambomach’ay,
you can actually see this place from the top of Puka Pukara.
two amazing constructions which weren't built with mud
"morteros", there are some sculptures of even
2 metres high. over the andens there are a some tiny
creeks which come from an unknown place, during the
year the amount of water that run through it never changes and they
end up on a little pool which is known as the Bath of the Inkas,
In front of this there is a huge tower shaped as an
MEANING OF THE WORD:
means: place of rest or refugee ,and Mach’ay means:
cave. Maybe the name comes after the water coming from
an unknown place, which seem to come out of the building.
is located at 7 Km. away
from the city of Cusco, and at 1 Km.
from Puka Pukara.
It is located at 3750 m.a.s.l..