Who built Choquequirao?

11 de May de 2023

Much is said about the mystery that keeps the hidden city of the Incas, according to historical data the constructions of the Complete Archaeological Choquequirao were developed after the government of Inca Pachacutec, in the period of the dynamic expansion of the Tahuantinsuyo of Tupac Inca Yupanqui or Huaya Capac during the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries.

When was Choquequirao built?

For the architectural style and engineering techniques with ideals of respect for mother earth along with spaces for ceremonial rituals in honor of the gods, in short, are demonstrative aspects that highlight the Inca Empire, as the time of construction of the citadel of Choquequirao.

Why was Choquequirao built?

Knowing the reason why Choquequirao was built is one of the most important questions that every traveler needs to understand. As the sample of such amazing works, which stand out for the large number of agricultural terraces, for having an excellent distribution of water channels that come to supply the whole place and the construction of houses up to two floors.

In relation to the study of historians and researchers, they mention that the architectural complex was projected in a completely strategic area because it fulfilled the function of a great monitoring center to control the Inca politics and social economy. In addition, it was a point that would serve as an entrance to facilitate access to the Peruvian Amazon.

It is known as the last refuge of the Incas because during the arrival of the Spaniards, the city of Cusco was in full crisis. Manco Inca, tired of seeing all the damage suffered by the inhabitants, ordered them to leave the enclosures where they lived to be sheltered in Choquequirao and part of Vilcabamba, while the conflict lasted until the capture of Tupac Amaru I (1572).

In conclusion, exploring the archaeological complex of Choquequirao will allow you to understand the magnificent cultural display of the Incas, because from these constructions they could control their people politically and economically.

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