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A mix of natural rock formations and hand-made adaptations to look like a condor that Will take the death soul to the sky. A fascinating count that your guide will make it memorable. In itself it is not a sophisticated remains like a Greek or...More
The Incas took a natural rock formation and shaped it into th outspread wings of a condor. On the floor of the temple you can see a rock that is carved in the shape of the condor's head and neck. You need someone to point...More
This "temple" is unique to MP. It's been named "temple of the condor" because of the rocky outcrops that resemble (with imagination) outstretched wings combined with the carving on the floor. You can only view from a distance. Again just remember that there is absolutely...More
The Temple of the Condor was a site for the passage of souls into the celestial realm, which the Condor represents. The head is one dimensional on the ground in front of you but the wings are distinctly three dimensional above the head providing the...More
Under normal circumstances we may well have walked past this location with a general "ho-hum, another ruin." Our guide gave us insights which really did bring the site to different level of understanding. Virtually every rock and structure has a far deeper meaning than just...More
Located in the 'urban' section of Machu Picchu, this is well-marked and on the main tourist path. The condor, puma and serpent represent three levels of Incan beliefs, with the condor being the connection to the celestial.
at first visualisation it is difficult to spot the condors head. once you look carefully the structure is 3 dimensional. with beautiful wings hanging up and the head nearly submerged in the ground below your feet