The Essential
Vilcashuamán is worth a detour for its exceptional Inca pyramid (Ushno), a very rare edifice preserved here in the midst of other vestiges of the same era. A pretty colonial church was built on the foundations of the first floors of the Temple of the Sun, creating a unique combination. Nearby, don't miss the piedra del Vaticino, whose intricate carving enabled the Incas to read omens.