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Temple of Condor

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Beautiful temple at Machu Picchu site. You're able to get close to temple to see symbolic condor. Temples at site are beautiful.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Chicago, Illinois
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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful temple at Machu Picchu site. You're able to get close to temple to see symbolic condor. Temples at site are beautiful.

Thank LThomas1301
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a cool spot. You can see the head of the condor carved into the rock. The wings were shaped awesomely.

Thank TravelerHughes
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

To my mind, this is one of the most beautiful places in MP. The rock structure is gorgeous. And it is easy to get to if you are not a big hiker.

Thank Carlton H
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Reviewed 14 February 2017

The tale of the temple of the Condor is wonderful! Make sure you get a good guide to tell you about it as it is not to be missed!

Thank Miranda R
Northville, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

The day we were there, the site was quite crowded, and although we got a good explanation from our guide as to the significance of this spot, it was a little hard to appreciate it with all of the people milling about. Interesting though to at least see this important to the Incas spot.

Thank BHartMich
Winchester, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2017

If you're going to visit Machu Picchu, this was my favorite place in the main city area. Carved rock on the ground in the head and beak, two natural rocks make the wings. Very spiritual place.

Thank matt h
Charlotte, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 197 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2017

If you come to Machu Picchu, get at tour guide. That is the best way to learn about what you're looking at and some details you may have never noticed. We would have had a lot of difficulty recognizing these rocks if our guide had not pointed it out and explained the significance to us. Most visitors should be able... More 

Thank Alison R
Bridgewater, Canada
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Reviewed 15 January 2017

We didn't have a formal guide while visiting MP and might have missed this if it were not for overhearing a group next to us. Pretty cool rock formation but does take some imagination to see it as described. Really cool, and huge, none the less!

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New York, New York, United States
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Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

My opinion was that this was a much older structure built by an earlier and far more advanced civilization. Local guides will stick to the traditional story that the different construction methods were used for different societal classes but some structures exhibit more than one - Clear evidence of either rehabilitation work, or repurposing by later civilizations.

Thank Adam Y
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Reviewed 11 December 2016

This is a natural stone formation in Machu Picchu and if you are self0guiding yourself through, you may walk right by it, thinking it is a pile of big rocks. When you know what you are looking at, it is pretty neat. They are not big on signage and interpretive descriptions are nonexistent. Take a tour or read one heck... More 

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