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Easy to miss without a guide or some studies beforehand your trip

It is a huge piece of rock said to have been carved to imitate the shape of the sacred mountain... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Ricky Y
Hong Kong, China
beautiful stone full of energy!

this rock is at the beginning entrance for Huayna Picchu in front of houses with roofs. You could... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Tucson, Arizona
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is a huge piece of rock said to have been carved to imitate the shape of the sacred mountain behind it. Also said to have special energy radiating from it. I did not touch nor go near it and doubted very much about the...More

Thank Ricky Y
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

this rock is at the beginning entrance for Huayna Picchu in front of houses with roofs. You could touch it before but erosion was happening to the stone from people's oils and dirt, so no one can longer touch it anymore. It is carved in...More

Thank Cuatrodivas
Reviewed 18 July 2017

It is a must see Stone !! has a lot of history and also is near the entrance to Huayna Picchu. If you have the change stay few min near the stone and touch it carefully and feel the energy from it.

Thank Armando V
Reviewed 24 June 2017

There are theories about Roca Sagrada if it was used as astrological stone or a place for sacrifices. In the end it is worth stopping in front of it and analyze the surface. There are some benches next to that stone so it was a...More

Thank Flyngdtchmn
Reviewed 18 June 2017

Shaped like the mountains behind it, this is no ordinary rock. It also announces the entrance to the great iconic huyanya Picchu behind it.

Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

It sits at the base of Huayne Pichu and is supposed to have mystical powers.It was an important site for conducting religious ceremonies and the size is unbelievable.

Thank geetanjali770
Reviewed 17 April 2017

This stone is unbelievable. The size to start with. If you stand back and look you can line up the mountains in the back grout to match the stone outline.

Thank Ezzerider
Reviewed 18 March 2017

Our guide explained that the rock radiates energy if you are a person who can feels energy. He told us to put our hand 4 inches above the rock ( so do not touch the rock) and see if you can feel the energy. As...More

Thank Ray S
Reviewed 28 October 2016

But it's not as carved as the buildings. Still an interesting feature and different then all the stacked stones.

Thank Michael T
Reviewed 26 October 2016

Our G-Adventures guide Reve, explained that the Inca worshipped the sun, the moon, the stars, the earth, and the mountains...many days the mountains were clouded over and could not be seen...it was then that they worshipped the replica mountains carved in front of these mountains....More

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