Events in Peru

Please select a Date first.

Search for a company in Peru

Debug

Welcome

Login to your account below, if you do not have an account, select Register.

Or Login with your preferred Social Media Account

Sign in with Facebook Sign in with Twitter Sign in with Google

Register your account below, if you already have an account, select Login.

Places of Worship in Qenqo and Tambomachay

Two sites near Cusco that boast remarkable ritual architecture

Places of Worship in Qenqo and Tambomachay

Two sites near Cusco boast remarkable ritual architecture. Qenqo is an immense, rocky promontory marked by carved steps, wells, and channels, most likely for depositing the 'chicha' (traditional corn beverage) consumed during Inca rituals. The site features a semicircular patio distinguished by an isometric perimeter with several large niches around a thin stone, or 'wanka,' enclosed in a chamber, a kind of icon within a chapel.

Qenqo 

Tambomachay features fine architecture composed of platforms, niches, and fountains fed by spring water from higher ground. In Inca times it was a sacred place dedicated to water worship, one of the temples situated on the Cusco 'ceque' system — a set of imaginary lines that indicate the time and place of religious ceremonies.

Tambamochay 

General Information 
  • Location: Qenqo is 4 km (2.5 miles) from the city of Cusco (approximately 15 minutes by car). Tambomachay is 8 km (5 miles) from Cusco (approximately 35 minutes).
  • Average temperature: between November and March, with average temperatures of 12 ° C (54 ° F); between April and October, with cold nights, sunny days and average temperatures of 9 ° C. (48 ° F)
  • Season: Cusco has two well-defined seasons: a rainy season, between November and March, and a dry season (the best time to visit) between April and October

Directions

Qenqo, Cusco

View Larger Map

Budget

  • Free

Best For Whom

  • For Her
  • For Him
  • Backpackers
  • Groups
  • Students

Best For What

  • Cultural Experience
  • Outdoor Area

Gallery

My Lists

Create New Guide

OR

Mini Guides
Arrow

Login to create your guides for Peru.

Add to My Guide

Create New Guide

Cancel

Cancel

You Might Also Like

Create & Share your Guide to Peru with friends and family!

Add your recommended places to visit by browsing the website and pressing the icon.

Create your own guide of favourite 'must see' places

Earn your Local Expert badge by Sharing your guides with others

Get your guide seen by submitting it to the Mini Guides section

Lists

Mini Guides

Part of the My Guide Network

My Guide Peru is part of the global My Guide Network of Online & Mobile travel guides.

We are now in 120+ Destinations and Growing. If you are interested in becoming a local travel partner and would like to find out more then click for more info about our Website Business Opportunity.

Nearby Destinations