Tambomachay is an archaelogical site near Cusco with series of aqueducts, canals and waterfalls that run through the terraced rocks. The defined purpose of the site in the Incan era is uncertain, it is concluded to be a military outpost guarding the approaches to Cusco, as a spa resort for the Incan political elite.
Highlights of Tambomachay Ruins:
- 4 terraced walls carved into the hill and on the top of the structure there are 4 niches in a trapezoidal shape. It is said that the offerings in honor to the water were deposited here.
- The water comes from the aqueducts, the source of the water is still a mystery.
- Tambomachay is also known as El Bano del Inca, or “The Bath of the Inca” as this site was used to cleanse the mind and the evil spirit.
- There are 2 fountains that constantly function, at any time of the year. Water echoes providing
How to get to Tambomachay ?
By collectivo: leaves every 10 - 15 mins from calle paputi which is approx 7 mins from the Cusco centre. Take the one going to Pisac, get down at Tambomachay. It will cost approx. 5 to 7 Soles.
By Taxi:, cost approx. 35 Soles for a rou d trip. You can catch one at Plaza de Armas.