The temple of the three windows in Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu, built before the fifteenth century and located in the Eastern Cordillera of southern Peru, exactly in the region of Cusco, province of Urubamba, district of Machupicchu. One of the wonders that receives a large number of foreign and national tourists every day, without a doubt a spectacular experience of all that visit the citadel, the most impressive of the remains of its buildings are the temples, one of them is "The temple of the three windows."

 El templo de las tres ventanas en Machu Picchu

Important information you should know about the temple

  • One of the sectors called "Hanan" or high district, is the one that houses the temple of the three windows.
  • It is located in the eastern part of the main square, very close to one of the points of greatest spirituality for the Inca civilization. Its location allowed to notice the movement of the sun in its exit, marking the seasons of the year.
  • It is a set of enclosures that are distributed around a square patio, a polygonal wall with 3 trapezoidal windows stands out.
  • The work inside this temple is the most detailed, here you can see the perfect symmetry with which they were cut and assembled.
  • Along with the temple of the sun, the temple of the three windows is one of the most important buildings of the Inca city of Machu Picchu.
  • In the temple stands out a stone that is engraved with the three levels of the Inca civilization's worldview: Hanan Pacha (the world of the gods), Kay Pacha (our world, where human beings live, plants and animals), and the ukju pacha (the subsoil or world of the dead).
  •  El templo de las tres ventanas en Machu Picchu

    Important fact

    According to the studies of the experts in anthropology and based on the comments of natives of the zone, they demonstrated that the location of Machu Picchu was well known long before its discovery on July 24, 1911 was attributed to the American expeditionary Hiran Bingham, the which began his studies in archeology by a love of exploration. The area had already been discovered by owners and residents of the area, they mentioned the existence of this city in the mountains. The temple of the three windows has contributed to know the history of Machu Picchu, as it still preserves the names engraved in stone of tenant Agustín Lizárraga and three of his companions Gabino Sánchez, Enrique Palma and Justo Ochoa, who were made on July 14 of 1902.

     El templo de las tres ventanas en Machu Picchu

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