Q’enqo, Cusco

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CUSCO | Q’enqo, meaning labyrinth or zigzag in Quechua, is an impressive Inca temple situated approximately 6km north east of Cusco. Q’enqo is a very unique temple, in that the entire structure originates from a large natural monolith which has been carved out to create a labyrinth of caves and zigzag canals, hence its name. There are theories that these canals were used to transport liquids, which may have been holy water, corn beer or blood. The type of liquid transported it is still unclear however archaeologists agree this ruin was used as part of death rituals. It was believed the dead were judged and embalmed at this site as part of worship to the sun, moon and star gods.

Despite the dark purpose of Q’enqo, the temple itself is a great example of the ancient architecture. Q’enqo like many of the ruins surronding Cusco is part of the Boleto Turistico which is required for entry into the site. English and Spanish speaking guides can be hired at the site if you are interested in learning more about Q’enqo’s dark history.

Q’enqo

Q’enqo
Cusco
Cusco 08000
Peru

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