Ollantaytambo constituted a strategic military, agricultural and religious center to manage and control the Sacred Valley of the Incas, this is deduced by the constructions that, it is presumed, were for agricultural deposits and for military use, such as ramparts and watchtowers, probably to protect themselves from the jungle ethnic groups.

There are 150 steps that separate the top from the bottom, and then it can be observed the perfect carving of the stones, dedicated to the cult of water.

The archaeological site comprises a series of overlapping terraces, showing the impressive and large, finely carved stone blocks located on the upper terrace known as the Temple of the Sun.

The town of Ollantaytambo is called the “Living Inca City” because its inhabitants live according to uses and customs inherited from their ancestors.

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