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The archaeological complex of Choquequirao, is a settlement of the Inca period, known as the city of the resistance of the last Incas of Vilcabamba, Choqequirao (comes from the Quechua word Choque Oro, K'irao Cradle, or cradle of Gold)
The archaeological site Coquequirao is located on a rock formation, based on a set of squares, houses, sacred precincts and deposits or colcas, enclosed by real roads, agricultural andenerias and stone canals that adapt to the geography of the place, located in a space of great biodiversity, is formed by archaeological sites scattered throughout the National Archaeological Park of Vilcabamba Choquequirao; It was built, presumably by the son of the Inca Pachacutiq (XV century) after defeating the Chancas, in order to prevent their regrouping. At the time of the Spanish invasion in Peru, Manco Inca made resistance in Cusco, for seven years, by fatigue, hunger and seeing the great advantage of the army of the Spanish invaders began its withdrawal to the valleys of the Urubamba (in the year of 1537) and of Ollantaytambo towards the wild mountains of Vilcabamba to make resistance to the Spaniards, taking possession of the citadel of Vítcos where they were attacked by the Spaniards, and escaping towards Choquequirao, from where he offered resistance, the invading Spanish troops enter Vilcabamba on June 24, 1572, where he is captured and sentenced to death Manco Inca, by Viceroy Toledo, at his death takes over his son Sayri Tupaq, who pacts with the Spaniards his departure to Cusco. (Special Project Plan COPESCO, 2004.)
Choquequirao (sometimes also referred to as Choqequirau or Choquekiraw) is known as the "sacred sister" of Machu Picchu because of its structural and architectural similarity to it. Recently, being partially excavated, it has awakened the interest of the Peruvian government to recover the complex even more and make it a more accessible alternative for tourists interested in learning more about the Inca culture.
It was one of the entrance doors to the Vilcabamba region, that is, the administrative, political, social and economic core of the Empire. Thus, as regards its urban conception, the symbolic patterns of the imperial capital itself were followed, that is, places of worship of the Sun, earth, ancestors, water and other divinities. In addition, it also had real residences, houses of administrators and artisans, large buildings for bedrooms also called kallancas, agricultural platforms of the Inca and the town and warehouses. In this way, we find a ceremonial area that has about 700 meters, with a difference between the main square and the highest parts of up to 65 meters. It was from this building that the Incas of the Manco dynasty could resist the Spanish invasion for some 36 years, in fact, they could never be expelled from this city that only recently has claimed its identity from the tangled jungles of Peru.

Archaeological Park of Choquequirao
Archaeological Park of Choquequirao Located at 3,104.09 meters above sea level (Instituto Geográfico del Perú-2001) on top of a green mountain, on the edge of the departments of Cusco and Apurimac, the Archaeological Park of Choquequirao impresses with the majesty of Inca architecture with platforms, plazas, enclosures , large walls with niches and other constructions. The construction of Choquequirao can be attributed to the successors of the Inca Pachacútec, Tupac Inca Yupanqui or Huayna Cápac, between the XV and XVI centuries. The place seems destined for public and ceremonial ends, with the cult to the God Sun, the earth, the water, among others. It could also have been an entry point to the Vilcabamba area.

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The residence built for the last Inca and his family network with Chachapoyas techniques and hands, in a place as remote as that occupied by Machu Picchu, is now known as the Choquequirao Archaeological Complex. Huayna Capac never occupied it, but his descendants, who resisted the power and religion of an unknown king; Thus, for 36 years it was strange to the sieges of the conquerors and the scenario of coexistence of the Inca elite with the anti-Amazonian ethnic groups. Choquequirao is shown to the world today

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Location: Cuzco Department, Choquequirao (3,105 masl), Santa Teresa district, La Convención.

Climate: warm and chilly.

Average temperature: 17 ° C

Season: from April to October.

Access by Air: from Lima and Arequipa to Cuzco.

Access by Land: from Lima and Arequipa to Cuzco.  from Cuzco on the road towards Abancay

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