Q'enqo, Qenko, Kenko, or Quenco (all from Quechua for "zig-zag") is an archaeological site in the Sacred Valley of Peru located in the Cusco Region, Cusco Province, Cusco District, about 6 km north east of Cusco. The site was declared a Cultural Heritage (Patrimonio Cultural) of the Cusco Region by the National Institute of Culture.
It is one of the largest huacas (holy places) in the Cusco Region. Many huacas were based on naturally occurring rock formations. It was believed to be a place where sacrifices and mummification took place.
Steven dosRemedios | Jan 17, 2018
You can feel the spirituality of this place while walking through the narrow passageway to the altar room. Hopefully you will have a quiet moment to spend here.
Tom Ludlow | Feb 12, 2018
Decent ruins but not as good as pisac. Chilled in good weather
Daniel L | Dec 14, 2017
Great historic site to visit. It's very interesting.
Veronica Corvera | Feb 16, 2018
It was strategically choose by the Incas, for its location.
Glenn Jahnke | Jun 16, 2017
Very short trip through a giant sun-dial cut into a giant rock formation. Cool but very small. Maybe having a guide tell some history would have made it more of an experience. Google estimated 30 minutes and we did it in 10.
Paul | Apr 9, 2018
Connect with Pachamama, close your eyes and feel how blessed one is, just for being here.
ATX_Drummer T | Mar 14, 2018
Take a tour guide with you!! Hearing the fascinating stories of this place of worship will really make you appreciate it even more. I'm actually happy to report that you do not have to go to Machu Picchu to have an amazing time in Cusco and the surrounding area, and Q'enqo is an excellent example of that.
Sam Styles | Mar 25, 2018
Cool history. Make sure you see the cave between the rocks
Herve Andrieu | May 3, 2018
Very accessible ruins within the city of Cusco. There's a lot to learn, however the cost of access is pretty steep for international tourists. There are a few horse riding options offered by locals right outside the gates, and if you think you'd enjoy horseback riding and you can negotiate a price that makes you comfortable (potentially cheaper than the park itself), then you'll be bringing dollars to the local economy, while seeing a few historic ruins with far less tourists around you.
D Brigham | Jun 10, 2018
Interesting place to visit. Good views overlooking Cusco.
Pierina Canales Saez | Jul 5, 2018
Great place for a day off! Here you can enjoy some really fresh air and pure nature. Have a picnic with your friends, spend some time just looking at the trees, is surprisingly relaxing.
Angelica F | Jul 11, 2018
Perfect location to meditate. Great place and amazing views
Harry Flores | Jun 30, 2018
What else can be said about Sacsayhuaman and it's surroundings....just breathtaking!
David M | Aug 6, 2018
Another brilliant exposure to Incan culture and their connectedness to the earth. At this site you’ll get to go subterranean and experience a sacred connection to the underworld. The location also has amazing views of Cuzco below
Alexander Denard | Jul 23, 2018
This is a great representation of the Incan empire. It demonstrates their ingenuity and creativity in designing their civilization. If anything it is worth it just for the mind blowing views. As with most things in Peru, there are a lot of steps, so you will want to be ready for that. Do not forget your camera either! The view is amazing and you will want to take some good selfies for the friends and family back home. Here's a pro tip too: if you come to Cusco, make sure you buy the tourist ticket. It gets you in to the majority of the sites here and it's about 150 soles (local money) totally worth it. If you go to the sites without it, after about 4 or 5 you've already paid more than that. But this site is still one of the pinnacles of ancient ingenuity and I highly recommend it
Adrian Gutierrez | Aug 2, 2018
Pretty good arquelogical site it has really nice views. Included on the sacrated ticket.
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