Saqsaywaman: The mysterious inca wall

View of the The mysterious inca wall near Hotel Sumaq
View of the mysterious inca wall near Hotel Sumaq

A short walk through Cuzco, the heart of the Inca culture, will show you that stone was the favorite material for erecting incredible structures that would remain intact and that, to this day, have dazzled and challenged the understanding of everyone who is in the presence of these works. 

Although our first recommendation will always be Machu Picchu for its status as a wonder of the world, at Sumaq Machu Picchu Hotel we look for your trip to be complemented by other attractions made of stone and equally worthy for a luxury experience. This brings us to Saqsaywaman, the monumental Inca wall in the form of lightning, which leaves even the most skeptical surprised. 

Located very close to the Plaza de Armas of the city of Cusco, just 2 kilometers away, the majestic Saqsaywaman is one of the key places for understanding the development and technological capacity on the one hand and, on the other, the mysticism and the presence of the supernatural in the Inca culture. 

It is not difficult to be impressed by this complex of almost 3,000 hectares made with stones that can weigh more than 100 tons and measure up to 9 meters high. Its zigzagging architecture– which includes unbreakable towers and composed of chincanas (labyrinths)– mutes any expectation, establishes a halo of mystery that connects us with the ancestral, and allows the legacy of power and majesty that the Incas founded to remain immortalized. 

We can only admire and bear witness to the creative and technological capacity of the Inca culture. Get inspired and be sure to visit the mysterious wall of Saqsaywaman– write to to offer you the best options to make your trip an unforgettable one.