From the 15th century these mighty buildings that rise well above the mountains, home to an ancient civilization that led the architecture to another level, with large rock structures carved to perfection and ways that keep a secret that remains dormant within its walls.
Lists to the seven wonders of the modern world since 2007 and not only that, but in 1983 it was declared a World Heritage site by Unesco, this historic milestone is not a matter of chance, as the green color of the mountains and the clouds that the shelter, Included with the majestic maze of shapes that adorn the heights, have made this a site preferred by tourists and is not for less that everyone is familiar with at least by the name of this place that enclosed an enigma that in the current era has no explanation.
A material of different compositions of granite, feldspar, quartz and mica with rectangular figures on most of its parts, all this is obtained from sources close to the mountain, the structures were designed according to the astronomical criteria that align in some cases with the dates of Solstice, for nothing casual. In addition this place is situated between two mountains that are passed by two major geological faults, and the incessant rains that supose a hard task for those who built this Inca settlement.
Inca Pachacutec: “the change in the direction of the earth, worthy of esteem” was the ninth ruler of the great empire: the Tahuantinsuyo, which led in all this great community, in the mid 16th century this was a place of rest of this very important character for that time.
There were three periods that had a strong influence on this ancestral site: the Inca period, which was ruled by Pachacútec, the first Inca of Tahuantinsuyo, inhabited by 400 to 1000 people, from which civil and religious buildings began to be built. it was an agricultural area. After the death of the leader their properties passed to his predecessor, who lay in the administration for the following governments Tupac Yupanqui (1470-1493) and Huayna Capac (1493-1529).
At the time of transition, with the arrival of the Spanish populations were reduced the town of people who lived there, so this was a time in which foreign came, where not only was uninhabitated town, but that there were events such as the destruction and burning of the Tower of the Temple of the Sun
The colony and the republic times after the fall of the kingdom of Vilcabamba in 1572, remained in colonial hands, changing with the pass of time until the arrival of the republic in 1821; because this is a remote site and away did not suffered the fact of having constructions and buildings of the new rulers, but rather that with the passing of the years were colonized by the vegetation of the cloud forest.
Since then, there have been many more stories that have passed through this mythical village, from its rediscovery, until the reports and views of very famous people that has been attracted by this spectacular place that continues to talk about, because there are so many secrets hidden, that remain and are counted by the guides. The area is divided into the Hanan sector, where we can find the temple of the Sun and the sacred plaza; and the Hurin with houses of sacred rock and fountains stairway; in addition to the area of the quarries where they were found many archaeological objects of cultural value and of course there are also other things of interest as well as inbound and outbound channels, rocks in the medium cut and ramps to mobilize the same.
This article that an official source for Kawsaypaq