is a walled complex on the northern outskirts of the city of Cusco, Peru,
the former capital of the Inca Empire. Like many Inca constructions, the
complex is made of large polished dry stone walls, with boulders
carefully cut to fit together tightly without mortar.
The site, at an altitude of 3,701 m, was added as part of the city of
Cusco to the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1983.
Today, Peruvians celebrate Inti Raymi, the annual Inca festival of the
winter solstice and new year. It is held near Sacsayhuamán on 24 June.
Another important festival is Warachikuy held annually on the third
Sunday of September. Some people from Cusco use the large field
within the walls of the complex for jogging, t'ai chi, and other
Mon-Fri 9 Am - 6 Pm ET please allow pop-ups
Monday - Friday
From 9 am to 6 pm ET