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“Underworld of the Incas”
Review of Q'enqo

Q'enqo
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US$70.00*
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Tourist Ticket of Cusco
Ranked #28 of 172 things to do in Cusco
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Reviewed 12 September 2013

This compact site not far from Cusco offers fine views over the city, most dramatically in the early evening. It was then that we made our visit, illuminated by the dying embers of the sun. Just time enough to appreciate the outdoor highlights that include an amphitheatre with carved seats, and a pedestal with a huge stone closely resembling a puma, one of the Inca Gods. Much of the ground is taken up with aggregations of stones and bricks locked together to form small recessed rooms that are believed to have been used to store maize, but the greatest thrill was to descend into a long passageway under the rocks using a lamp to show the way. Here you can see hollowed structures thought to have been used for sacrifice and mummification, as well as channels through which the blood was drawn off. It does not take too long to get around and offers a great deal for the time spent on the visit.

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Reviewed 25 August 2013 via mobile

This was covered on our Cuzco ruins tour with Viator but i am pretty sure theres a lot of other options. Its a clever architecture build by Incas. Would only take about 10-20 minutes to visit this site. Its pretty neat how its really hot outside but inside this place is really cool. Outside was the inca amphitheater that has a stone shaped like a puma.

1  Thank elynoremarie
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Reviewed 18 July 2013 via mobile

This is worth a look as part of the tourist circuit in buses, but not if you were doing this on your own. It is a short tunnel/cave into which the incas reflected the sun on the summer solstice. Still interesting and worth a look, but only took 10 minutes to take in this site.

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Reviewed 17 July 2013

If you do the ruins circuit, you'll see a lot of (very beautiful) stone buildings, walls, etc. However, the carved out rooms made this stop really unique and worthwhile. A definite stop on your tour of nearby ruins. Also, there's a great little bluff right next to the ruins where my husband and I stopped for a snack and a rest, and enjoyed the view of the entire city of Cusco.

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Reviewed 16 July 2013 via mobile

When we stopped by this place, it was crawling with people. If I was doing it again, I'd try to go when it's not packed with people. You are able to walk through an old cave and see the tables where the Incans used to sacrifice animals. It is very interesting to imagine what the cave used to be like.

1  Thank Kristy B
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