Intihuatana

Highly recommended
Intihuatana, literally "hitching post of the sun", is the highest point of the citadel and a sort of astronomical observatory, made up of a perfectly polished stone table in the shape of an altar from which a spur protrudes that serves as a gnomon. The priests observed the shadows cast on the stone to draw up a calendar of agricultural tasks. Below, the eye is drawn to the central square where festivals and ceremonies were held.

Useful information

Address:

Aguas Caliente

Nearby tourist attractions

Machu Picchu Machu Picchu
Machu Picchu
Aguas Caliente
1:30
Inca Trail Inca Trail
Inca Trail
Ollantaytambo-Agua Caliente
Wiñay Wayna Wiñay Wayna
Wiñay Wayna
Cuzco
1:00