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Today visitors can appreciate the ingenuity of the design, thanks to the imposing zig-zagging walls which remain intact. Put together like a puzzle, the stones of all shapes and sizes form structures so perfect in their design that is mind-boggling to contemplate anyone being capable of such a feat of engineering, especially without the tools and equipment on hand today (its baffling even how some of the stones got there).

Some of our favourite places to visit and things to do in and around Cusco
What to do in and around Cusco

Colonial & Inca heritage

Admire the magnificent Spanish cathedrals, built atop the foundations of important Inca temples.

Vistadome Train to Machu Picchu

Enjoy panoramic views from the comfort of the Vistadome train as you travel to the world famous Machu Picchu.

Andahuaylillas & Inca Ruins

A varied excursion that visits lesser-known Inca ruins and the "Sistine Chapel of the Americas".