Archaeological park


Choquequirao Archaeological Park

Choquequirao comes from the Quechua chuqi, gold, and k'iraw, crib, cradle ie oroson the ruins of an Inca city located between the foothills of Mount Salkantay, and under the jurisdiction of the district of Santa Teresa, Province of La Convencion Department of Cuzco, in southern Peru.

Archaeological monuments Choquequirao consist of buildings and terraces on different levels, from the lowest level Sunch'u leg to the top truncated higher, which was leveled and surrounded with stones to form a platform with an area of approximately 150 square meter.

Choquequirao (sometimes also as Choqequirau or Choquekiraw) is known as the "sacred sister" of Machu Picchu by the structural and architectural with this resemblance.

Recently, being partially excavated, he has attracted the interest of the Peruvian government to recover even more complex and make it more accessible for tourists interested in learning more about alternative culture.


  • 13° 32' south latitude
  • 72° 44' west longitude


The geographical position in which it is located, Choquequirao has a warm climate alternated with cold temperatures at night. The average annual temperature is 17ºC


The Regional Conservation Area Choquequirao is a recent Conservation Area emerged as such at the end of 2010 and located within the region of Cusco still an area adjacent to the Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu. Conservation Area covers altitudes ranging from 1 800 meters above sea level up to 6,000 meters above sea level in the area of the snow, which gives the possibility to the territory, to develop diversity of microclimates and therefore hold a wide variety of species of fauna and flora.