Cuzco: Waqrapukara is declared National Cultural Heritage

Waqrapukara is the archaeological monument located in Acos, province of Acomayo in Cuzco, which has been declared National Cultural Heritage by the Vice Minister of Cultural Heritage. This Inca monument is on the slopes of Kenter Mountain; it has a privileged view of Apurimac River and it has two groups of buildings.

 

159

The first group is located at the top, in the middle of a rocky dam, where people can see two compounds separated by a wide central space. The compounds have halls, ornamental niches and doors with double jambs; its architecture seems to be similar to other ceremonial buildings.

The second compound is at the bottom, and it has 8 platforms of 153 meters long and 1.80 meters high, which match the topography of the land.

159

Some residents in Acos also call it Llamapukara; and even though its origins are from pre Inca times, its foundation was built by the Q’anchi, and the Inca construction was built during the sovereign period of Tahuantinsuyo Wayna Qhapaq.

159

You may also like...

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

¿Eres humano? *

Seo wordpress plugin by www.seowizard.org.