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Ollantaytambo
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OLLANTAYTAMBO:

Located 89 km north west of Cusco, Ollantaytambo is one of the most important archaeological sites of Peru. On an area of ​​about 600 hectares were built constructions use astronomical, administrative, religious, residential and agricultural. On the highest part of the whole six huge blocks of pink granite, united by delicate, elongated embeddings form the beautiful frontispiece of the ceremonial platform called the Sun Temple. Furthermore, Ollantaytambo is the place where the ashes of Inca rebellion. Indeed, towards the end of 1536, Manco Inca advantage of this site to recover the city of Cusco occupied by the Spanish in order to restore the Inca government. Following the failure of this attempt, the fourth Inca in the line of succession finally gave the most precious sanctuaries of the moribund empire. The village is considered a living museum because almost nothing has changed since the days of the empire.