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Located west of the main square, this sacred temple is known for its huge walls and three trapezoidal-shaped windows through which the sun's rays would pass illuminating the "Sacred Plaza" beyond.
Machu Picchu, Peru
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of the temple which is located on the main area of the old city slightly opposite of the Temple of the Sun.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank kiltmaker2
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Of the 200 buildings on Machu Pichu, this is one that is worth paying attention to. It is located on the Sacred Plaza and will be recognized by its three distinct windows and its rectangular building shape. The neat thing about the windows is that...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Joanne N
Reviewed 30 December 2018

The Temple of the Three Windows is another remarkable structure showcasing the extensive astronomical knowledge and genius of the Inca. Its trapezoid windows are perfectly aligned to the sun and are sometimes referred to as Windows of the Universe. They are said to represent the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Linda Y
Reviewed 24 December 2018

Your tour guide will take you here and explain the significance. It's all incredible and one of the best experiences of my life. Do it all.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Thomas V
Reviewed 21 December 2018 via mobile

On the walk through the temple you can see the three windows with a compass to the left showing the south west and east with two north's for magnetic and actual. Shows tu he people were more advanced tu han we thought.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 422iana
Reviewed 8 November 2018

This structure has only three walls with its three windows aligned to the sunrise, but it is thought there were originally five windows. It is here, in front of the three windows that half of the famous Inca Cross or Chakana, or four sided cross,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 15 October 2018

Reflecting on the theories for the uses of Machu Picchu, I am certain that part of the reason this particular location of chosen was for the sheer beauty of the surroundings!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank SDCooks
Reviewed 9 October 2018 via mobile

I can’t say enough how amazing the Incas were. Beautifully done. 3 giant trapezoid stones put together provide a gorgeous view of Machu Picchu

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank kristinak27
Reviewed 6 October 2018

Masterful architecture, beyond me how they built it, with those days of technology, simply unbelievable

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Steve P
Reviewed 2 October 2018

As previous reviewers have indicated the stonework is absolutely amazing. We saw this feature at eye level and then later in the day saw it from below and it was almost better from below. The engineering to create this is mind boggling. The surrounding views...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Avmig
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