Tambomachay, Cusco

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CUSCO | Tambomachay, also known as “Baths of the Incas” is located 8km from the city of Cusco. The site is┬ácomprised of a set of finely carved stone structures, aquaducts and a waterfall originating from a nearby thermal source. The purpose of Tambomachay is not completely known, however archaeologists have three theories about the purpose of the ruin. It’s veleive that┬áthat the site was either a water temple, a spa for politicians or a defensive outpost.

The most common theory is Tambomachay was a water temple used to cleanse the body and mind of evil and worshiped as a source of life. Despite its original function this site is one of the most serene ruins its not inundated with tourists like some of the other locales closer to Cusco.

If you would like to learn more about the history of Tambomachay you can hire an English or Spanish speaking tour guide at the site. Please note this archaeological site is part of the Boleto Turistico as such, you require one of these passes to enter the ruins.

Tambomachay

Tambomachay
Cusco
Cusco 08000
Peru

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