Ruinas Marcahuamachuco | Tourist Attraction

Peru

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Marcahuamachuco is well worth a visit. Situated on a 3600m plateau with a series of tombs, multiple floor buildings, gate, galleries, plaza, towerlike structures and kilometer long walls. /// at the entrance you get a good info bochure (in spanish) and on all sites are well made info boards (in spanish) /// compared to the UNESCO sites around Cusco here you get plenty of information /// to see all you need about 2hrs and hike little less than 5kms. /// open from 9am until 4pm, free. /// very little visitors /// nice picnic site with shelters, tables and toilets halfway to Las Monjas site.

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If you are in this area, this is such a nice archeology site to walk around. If you’re here in a weekday, you’ll likely be walking around all by yourself.

Still free to enter.

We camped overnight in the parking lot. It isn’t super flat, but if you parallel park along the edge you can find some flat areas. Best if you have some levelers. AWESOME views.

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Amazing archeological complex with incredible views. Buildings with walls up to 12m in height. Recommended.

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Huge ruins with great views. And free, which is particularly rare in Peru to be noticed...

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Great ruins, worth the visit.
Official opening hours:
Monday to Sunday 9:00am to 4:00pm
We arrived at 3:30pm and could visit the ruins until 5:30pm, so maybe they are not to strict about the opening hours.

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Well worth the visit. We arrived before closing, then spent the next morning exploring as well. For photos, both evening and morning light up different buildings.

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Really great ruins to visit! We liked them much more than Kuelap. Wide spread, amazing views, and NO other people!

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still as described below. worth to come! we arrived after 4 and had fantastic light till sunset. still free- we just had to register. workers at the far end. they stop working at 5.45 pm. we were allowed to stay overnight at the parking in our sprinter campervan. great views. movistar lte reception.

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It's still free. Still extremly few visitors. I was the only tourist there today.
The security guard at the far end didn't let me enter the circulars.
Less than two hours needed for a round trip if the site.
The road up is well maintained. No potholes.

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Fantastic ruins. Las Monjas is particularly impressive (the guard let us inside the building to have a closer look). Free. Worth the stop for sure.

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Marcahuamachuco is well worth a visit. Situated on a 3600m plateau with a series of tombs, multiple floor buildings, gate, galleries, plaza, towerlike structures and kilometer long walls. /// at the entrance you get a good info bochure (in spanish) and on all sites are well made info boards (in spanish) /// compared to the UNESCO sites around Cusco here you get plenty of information /// to see all you need about 2hrs and hike little less than 5kms. /// open from sunrise to sunset, free. /// very little visitors /// nice picnic site with shelters, tables and toilets halfway to Las Monjas site.

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