Huchuy qosqo

Archaeological Site


Archaeological Site of Huchuyqosqo

Huch'uy Qusqu "Little Cuzco" is an archaeological site 50 km north of Cuzco, Peru. It is located at an altitude of 3,600 meters above the town of Lamay, Calca district in the province of Calca in the Sacred Valley.

The site received its name in the 20th century; He had previously been known as Kakya Qawani. Pedro de Cieza de Leon, in its second chronicle of Peru, said that the palaces were built by Viracocha, the eighth Inca ruler. Among a large number of buildings, some of stone, some of adobe, is a kallanka (Grand Chamber) of 40 m long. The water supply is an irrigation canal built Inca, full of rocks about 800 meters.

The Spaniards took control of in 1500, after the Revolution of Inca Manco (approx. 1540) and the site is used as a farm. The villagers built several small dams for irrigation. During his time at Huchuy Quosqo, the Spaniards demolished some other Inca structures to build the largest reservoir that is seen today.

Below the main site Huch'uy Qusqu is the house recently restored for meat and crops such as corn, potatoes, quinoa and dried beans shop. In this two-story structure, you can see the storage system historical cooling known as 'conjeras'.


  • 13°30'58.8" south latitude
  • 71°58'35.8" west longitude



Wiracocha leaves the city to its fate and accompanied by his son Inca Urco, he takes refuge in their palaces in the Urubamba Valley, among whom was Huchuy Qosqo. ... You can visit Huchuy Qosqo in two ways, the first Tambomachay walking from Cusco and the Inca Trail.