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Located west of the main square, this sacred temple is known for its huge walls and three trapezoidal-shaped windows through which the sun's rays would pass illuminating the "Sacred Plaza" beyond.
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Reviewed 12 August 2019

Another area of the site that has now been classed as a "temple" even there are no written records of what the Incas actually used it for. What's rare about is that a) the windows are large b) they are framed by very large lintels...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Ali921
Reviewed 1 August 2019

This is in the center of the Machu Picchu ruins, so it is in an area where most people go. The shape of the stones is very interesting, as their placement to the path of the sunlight.

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 30 July 2019

Incas were very clever and thanks to their architecture, the temples / constructions are still there!! The visit is part of Machu Picchu. You'll find similar windows in Cusco in Qorikancha

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 26 July 2019

This is part of the entire Machu Picchu experience. Make sure you take a guided tour to get the most out of this incredible tour.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 20 July 2019 via mobile

The temple is one of the highlights of Machu Picchu as the three windows are, among other things, fine genuine examples of Inka architecture. The Inkas worshipped all of nature and the center window is their homage to the Sun. A guide told us that...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 16 July 2019 via mobile

This temple is part of the main complex at MP. The construction of the temples shows how superb the In a engineering was. This temple will be part of your guided tour of the site.

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 5 June 2019

If you're visiting MP, you'll certainly come across this part of the site. Be sure to hire a guide to explain everything to you.

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 5 June 2019

As we stood in the Temple of Three Windows the clouds began to lift on our rainy day visit. I could feel a spiritual lifting and asr the light dispersed the gray and Machu Picchu came to life. A special place and a special moment.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Mark H
Reviewed 16 May 2019

This particular site, the "Three Windows" sounds like no big deal except for the amazing construction, however there are three options of understanding contained there. First, the windows to the upper world, the Earth world and the world below. Second, the past, present and future....More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank ruthandvern
Reviewed 19 April 2019

Our guide said that these three windows represented the three realms: heaven, earth and hell and may have had a part in some of the solstice ceremonies It was amazing to see and to wonder how they got these stones in place.

Date of experience: November 2018
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