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Ollantaytambo Travel Guide

Ollantaytambo Travel Guide

Ollantaytambo is a city in southern Peru, located in the district of Ollantaytambo, province of Urubamba. It's approximately 60 km to the northwest of the city of Cusco. Ollantaytambo is a typical city of Incan origin, and it is located at 76 km of Cusco by road (Chinchero-Urubamba). It's located at a height of 2,700 m.a.s.l. Both the design and the foundations of most of its constructions correspond to the Incan times. Ollantaytambo was a strategic military, religious and agricultural center.

This is where the Incas retreated after the Spanish took Cuzco. Much of the town is laid out in the same way as it was in Inca times.

Actually the courtyards and buildings as well as the narrow lanes have their original form. The straight, narrow streets today form fifteen square blocks, or canchas, which contain one entrance to a central quadrangle which is surrounded by houses.

The town of Ollantaytambo is a natural scenario located in the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Until some years ago Ollantaytambo was seen as a passing point in the route of the Sacred Valley of the Incas, subtracting its importance that had in the Inca's times and forgetting its legacy. Ollantaytambo is a modern city with all the services that the visitor needs, for that reason, a group of managers that has felt the necessity to offer a service of quality and security to all visitors, has implemented this portal like a reference point for what Ollantaytambo offers.

Ollantaytambo Travel Guide
Ollantaytambo Travel Guide
Ollantaytambo Travel Guide
Ollantaytambo Travel Guide


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