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  CUSCO´S SURROUNDINGS: PUCA PUCARA

Seven km. from the city of Cusco down the road that leads to P'isaq, another Inca archaeological complex is to be found: Puca-Pucara (Reddish fortress), which takes its name from the color of the earth in the area.
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Puca-Pucara was a Tambo or housing complex and food storeroom. It is thought that it was a residential quarter because it was strategically located and dominated the territory. It is possible that they communicated with Tambomachay, at a distance of 1 km. 

It present building is made of stone, between small and medium in size, with interior plazas, bathrooms and aqueducts, and an old road that is easily recognizable. All the constructions show a typical Inca style.

At the foot of the hill lies Pucara, there is a small torrent on a narrow stream between a granite walls made in the old style.
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