Five amazing stone buildings to visit in Peru
Last week, Machu Picchu celebrated its 10th anniversary since it was chose one of the 7 wonders of the modern world. But, you can find different stones building from many other cultures and civilizations around Peru that are worth visiting.
For example, in the department of Amazonas we have Kuelap fortress, which has stone walls that are 20 meters tall.
Do you want to learn more? Here is a list of five amazing stone buildings to visit in Peru.
- Choquequirao. It is located between Cuzco and Apurimac. This archaeological center is known as the “sacred sister” of Machu Picchu. It has buildings and terraces distributed in different levels where people can go camping, trekking and enjoy the beautiful landscapes. To get there, you would need to go hiking for 4-5 days from Cachora, a town 4 hours away from Cuzco.
- Kuélap. This fortress is located in Luya province, department of Amazonas. It was built by the Chachapoyas. Its main attraction is the 20 meters tall construction, which is considered one of the most important archaeological sites in Peru. Inside you can find walls and friezes with geometrical, human and animal shapes.
- Rúpac. Also known as “The Machu Picchu of Lima” is now one of the favorite destinations for tourists looking to get energized and enjoy a unique sunrise. To get there, visitors have to travel to Huaral and go up to this town called Pampas. People hike 4 hours to get there. This archaeological complex is perfect for those who love trekking. There are amazing stone buildings and terraces built at the edge of a cliff.
- Complejo Arqueológico de Sondor. It is located 21 km. northeast of Andahuaylas, in the district of Pacucha; it is a beautiful complex that used to be a ceremonial center for the Chancas. Here you will see houses, squares, and other wonderful constructions made with stone. History, nature and a high level of energy are the hallmark of this tour to Sondor complex.
- Sayhuite. It is an archaeological complex located in Curahuasi district, in Abancay. It has monolith, compounds, staircases, fountains, and other pieces from the year 1200 b. C.