An Inca city dating from the 15th Century, considered one of the most important administrative centers in Tahuantinsuyo. Vilcashuamán, which translates as “Sacred Hawk” was built at a strategic point on the Qapac Ñan road (a royal Inca trail), and reveals a fine architectural design and well preserved remains. The integrated architectural elements that make up the site are: the Trapezoidal Plaza, the Ceremonial Pyramid or Ushno and the Temple of the Sun.

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Province:Vilcashuamán
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118 kilometers
south of the city of
Ayacucho
3 hours by car
District:Vischongo
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