12 Angled Stone Inca Wall Cusco peru
Share
mail
License license
loading...
Loading ...

Panoramic photo by Julius Sunpanoramas.com EXPERT Taken 20:42, 27/02/2010 - Views loading...

Advertisement

12 Angled Stone Inca Wall Cusco peru

The World > South America > Peru

  • Like / unlike
  • thumbs up
  • thumbs down

Hatunrumiyoc is located close to Plaza de Nazarenas, not far from Plaza de Armas. It is a narrow pedestrian street, famous for its Inca walls where huge stones are precisely carved to fit together without mud or concrete. You’ll find the masterpiece, a 12-angled stone, about halfway down the street…

The Inca stonework was incredible, actually so good that Spanish conquerors often used the old Inca structures as foundations for their own buildings. Hatunrumiyoc is a great place to have a closer look at their skills.

Source: http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/South_America/Peru/Departamento_de_Cusco/Cusco-1609235/Things_To_Do-Cusco-Hatunrumiyoc_Twelve_Angle_Stone-BR-1.html

comments powered by Disqus

Nearby images in Peru

map

A: 12 Angled Stone Inca Wall

by Seungsang Yoo(유승상), less than 10 meters away

12 Angled Stone Inca Wall

B: Cloudy Dawn Over Plaza de Armas, Cusco

by Arroz Marisco, 220 meters away

The town was preparing for the festival of Inti Rami and the fountain holding the statue of the Inca ...

Cloudy Dawn Over Plaza de Armas, Cusco

C: Cathedral de Cusco - Peru

by Sidnei José Romano, 230 meters away

Cathedral de Cusco - Peru

D: Dawn over Cathedral of Santo Domingo of Cusco

by Arroz Marisco, 230 meters away

A designated UNESCO heritage, the main cathedral of Santo Domingo dominating the northeastern side of...

Dawn over Cathedral of Santo Domingo of Cusco

E: Peru, Cusco, Plaza De Armas

by Thomas Blanket, 280 meters away

Peru, Cusco, Plaza De Armas

F: Cusco by night

by Rolf Ris, 280 meters away

Cusco by night

G: Cusco Plaza de Armas

by Willy Kaemena, 290 meters away

Wikipedia: "Cusco  in Quechua written Qusqu and pronounced [ˈqo̝s.qo]) is a city in southeastern Peru...

Cusco Plaza de Armas

H:

by Sidnei José Romano, 290 meters away

I: Dawn Over Plaza de Armas, Cusco

by Arroz Marisco, 300 meters away

I was warned that it was unsafe to venture out so early in the morning by the staff at the hotel I wa...

Dawn Over Plaza de Armas, Cusco

J:

by Sidnei José Romano, 310 meters away

This panorama was taken in Peru, South America

This is an overview of South America

South America makes up the southern half of the Americas and a large part of Latin America. It's home to the world's longest mountain range, biggest waterfall and largest river -- even these mammoths pale in comparison to the stunning variety of life forms thriving in the rainforest.

To the northwest, off the coast of Ecuador, lie the Galapagos Islands, which are unique for hosting species not found anywhere else on earth. These were the subject of study for Charles Darwin in his theory of evolution, which he himself said will require proof in every single case.

The main languages in South America are Spanish and Portugese, which basically tells you which European countries colonized the place. The South American wars of independence took place over two decades in the early 19th century, led by Simon Bolivar of Venezuela and Jose san Martin of Argentina.

Following liberation from Portugal and Spain, South America took off into its own development, capitalizing on the rich deposits of oil, gold, copper, silver and tango musicians.

Brazil is the largest country in South America and home to one of the world's best parties, Carnaval. Have you heard of samba music? How about bossa nova? Maybe dancing for three days straight?

I can't say enough good things about South America. All the world's continents have amazing secrets and treasures laying in wait for your discovery, but in South America... just have a look at our pictures while you're waiting for online confirmation of your plane tickets to hit your inbox.

Text by Steve Smith.

Share this panorama