Sacsayhuaman is an Incan citadel, located near to Cuzco, Peru, the city that was once the Incan Empire's capital.
The site is actually higher than the more famous Machu Picchu, and is at an altitude of just over 11,600 feet. Although the structure is mostly in ruins today, it's still possible to see the huge stone blocks that it's most famous for, some of which weigh over 50 tons.
The blocks are fitted together perfectly, without mortar and are thought to have numerical and astrological significance too. Tours are available to the site, many of which take in one or more nearby historic sites.Places nearby:
Things to do in Cusco, Peru 1 km / 1 mi
Plaza de Armas: Sculpture of a Pixie Carrying a Trumpet 325 km / 202 mi
Mercado San Camilo: To find authentic food in the White City 325 km / 202 mi
Plaza de Armas: The most important historical center in Peru 567 km / 352 mi
Larcomar: Shop, Eat or Dance on the Cliffs 568 km / 353 mi