Location: Peru Length: 12 min
The Incan ceremonial and administration site and fortress of Choquequirao, over 3000 m above sea level, was built in the mid-1400s and became the focal point of Inca resistance to the Spanish Conquest from 1536 to 1572. Not built for easy access, the site today is reached in two days of disciplined march. Its urban design follows the symbolic patterns of the imperial capital, with ritual places, mansions for administrators and houses for artisans, warehouses, large dormitories, and at least 180 farming terraces that belonged to the Inca or the local people.
Produced in 2006 by PromPeru
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