Though perhaps the least impressive of the ruins around Cusco, Puca Pucara offers stunning views of the Cusco Valley and glaciers to the south. Located about 11 kilometers (6.8 mi) outside the city, right beside the main Cusco-Pisac road, the ruins can also be reached via a one to two-hour cross-country walk uphill from SacsayhuamÃ¡n and Qâ€™enqo. In Quechua its name means Red Fort, and the complex was probably used by Emperor PachacÃºtec as a tambo, or out-of-town lodge. Perhaps the Emperor's court was stationed here when the Emperor came to visit the nearby baths of Tambo Machay. Beneath the complex there are several chambers to explore and the platform on top offers spectacular views.
11 kilometers from Cusco, on the Cusco-Pisac road
Entry with theï¿½Cusco Tourist Ticket.
Open Hours from:7 a.m.
Open Hours to:5:30 p.m.