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Located west of the main square, this sacred temple is known for its huge walls and three trapezoidal-shaped windows through which the sun's rays would pass illuminating the "Sacred Plaza" beyond.
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A sacred temple that the Incas built around their key myth, Inti (the Sun). The three trapezoidal windows were built in such a way that the sun rays would pass through them and illuminate the adjacent square. Fascinating element of the Inca culture that your...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

you have to see this temple of the 3 windows. The views of the iconic huaynapicchu mountain make it a great photo location.

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This beautiful structure demonstrates different stonework to some of the other buildings. Large polished stones are placed to form 3 windows overlooking the lower part of the city.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank KatielouAustralia
Reviewed August 12, 2019

Another area of the site that has now been classed as a "temple" even there are no written records of what the Incas actually used it for. What's rare about is that a) the windows are large b) they are framed by very large lintels...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Ali921
Reviewed July 31, 2019

This is in the center of the Machu Picchu ruins, so it is in an area where most people go. The shape of the stones is very interesting, as their placement to the path of the sunlight.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Aikenfans
Reviewed July 30, 2019

Incas were very clever and thanks to their architecture, the temples / constructions are still there!! The visit is part of Machu Picchu. You'll find similar windows in Cusco in Qorikancha

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed July 25, 2019

This is part of the entire Machu Picchu experience. Make sure you take a guided tour to get the most out of this incredible tour.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Thomas V
Reviewed July 20, 2019 via mobile

The temple is one of the highlights of Machu Picchu as the three windows are, among other things, fine genuine examples of Inka architecture. The Inkas worshipped all of nature and the center window is their homage to the Sun. A guide told us that...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank 760es
Reviewed July 16, 2019 via mobile

This temple is part of the main complex at MP. The construction of the temples shows how superb the In a engineering was. This temple will be part of your guided tour of the site.

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed June 4, 2019

If you're visiting MP, you'll certainly come across this part of the site. Be sure to hire a guide to explain everything to you.

Date of experience: May 2019
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