Discover Vilcashuaman Peru

One of Tahuantinsuyo's main administrative centres, Vilcashuaman dates back to 1100 AD. It includes a large trapezoid-shaped district square, a gigantic, stone ushnu (ceremonial promontory in the shape of a truncated pyramid), temples, terraces and several houses for the troops of the Inca army.

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    Vilcashuamán Cathedral, Peru

    The city of Vilcashuamán constituted an important administrative centre during the time of the Inca Empire. The cathedral was built upon ancient ruins, where people are said to have worshipped the sun and the moon.

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