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Temple of the Three Windows

Machu Picchu, Peru
+51 992 059 069
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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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“stone work” (10 reviews)
“carved stone” (3 reviews)
Machu Picchu, Peru
+51 992 059 069
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A must see at Ollantaytambo, go early to avoid the crowds. Take your time climbing the stairs, go tothe very top for the awesome views.

Thank BeachCombi
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Yet, another example of the incredible designers and astronomers that they Incas were. An interesting piece of the whole Machu Picchu puzzle...

Thank bas0921
Reviewed 13 January 2018 via mobile

This wall inside the temple precinct is 1 of the highlights of Ma Pi. The size of the blocks & skill involved to both carve & place them is extraordinary. The shape of the windows has astronomical significance & the view from them of the...More

Thank Sail_Scarlett
Reviewed 11 January 2018

This is an interesting section of the ruin and the three windows are everywhere in the Inca world, as well as the 3 steps.

Thank LookingForFamilyFun
Reviewed 10 January 2018

Great guide explained the meaning of the 3 and how the suns rays complete the Inca cross! The ancient Incas were brilliant

Thank 944michelem
Reviewed 4 January 2018

The Machu Picchu construction of the buildings with windows facing the East and rising Sun is awesome. These tree windows are a great vista point and offer beautiful, framed views. To sit and watch through in person and as a photo!

Thank Elizabeth C
Reviewed 14 December 2017

As for all aspects of Machu Picchu. the engineering and the architecture is extremely well advanced. To think this was constructed in the mid to late 1400's. It was on my bucket list, and so it should have been

Thank rossbald
Reviewed 5 December 2017

Machu Picchu has many buildings with amazing stonework as this is another, however some great photo opportunities

1  Thank Eddie P
Reviewed 23 November 2017

The temple is in the city with the Paucarcancha Ruins so you can not miss it once you are there. It is not to be missed.

Thank williamkassel
Reviewed 20 November 2017

Perfect fit for the three windows and half an Andean cross in front. Amazing alignment of stones ..how did they do it?

Thank gweeboonhiah
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