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Huchuy Qosco, Calca

#18 of 27 in Historic Sites in Sacred Valley
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Huchuy Qosqo, (also spelled Yuchuy Cuzco), is an Incan archaeological site north of Cuzco, Peru. Its name is Quechua for "Little Cuzco." It lies at an elevation of 3,650 meters (11,980 feet), overlooking the Sacred Valley and 3 kilometres (1.9 mi) west and above the town of Lamay at an elevation of 2,920 metres (9,580 ft). The site received its name in the 20th century; previously it had been known as Caquia Xaquixaguana (alternative spelling Kakya Shakishawana), or Kakya Qawani.

Huchuy Qosqo or Kakya Qawani, as it was known by the Incas, was probably established as a royal estate by the Inca Emperor Viracocha about 1420 CE.
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  • It was such a lovely spot to rest at and enjoy a locally prepared lunch with my G Adventures guide. The money collected (and tip) go towards the local community there so it was a "win" "win" for both....  more »
  • we were able to visualize in photos and videos, for our next trip we will hire the tour of huchuy qosqo we will have it very pending  more »
  • Huchuy Qosqo was a town located more than 3,550 m.s.n.m. on a small plateau at the top of a mountain. From here you can take beautiful views from the other side of the valley, it is possible to appreciate snowy of exuberant beauty such as the snowy Pitusiray and at the bottom of this privileged view, the village of Calca. It is known from the chroniclers, that it was the Inca Wiracocha who commanded to build the city of Huchuy Qosqo; it is said that in his old age, he felt tired and wanted to leave the government and move away from the movement of the capital of empire of Tahuantinsuyo (Cusco) and seek peace and tranquility in this place; it is built on a territory occupied by several human settlements, over time, these would be dominated and incorporated into the Incas empire. One of these settlements must have been right over Huchuy Qosqo.
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