Archaelogical complex


Tambomachay archaeological complex

Tambomachay in Castilian or Tampumachay (Quechua: tampu mach'ay, resting place) is located near Cuzco, Peru. It is an archaeological site that was intended for worship of water and the head of the Inca empire could rest.

It consists of a series of aqueducts, canals and several waterfalls that run through the rocks. The amazing thing about this is that a main waterfall, the Incas created two high waterfalls, which are exactly alike. That is, if one places two empty bottles, one in each waterfall, the two are filled at the same time.

Here there was also a kind of royal garden irrigation which came from a complicated system of channels specially made for this function. It also constituted a control zone of the people who came from Antisuyo because there was no control tower.


  • 13°12'20.99" South latitude
  • 72°21'1.01" west longitude


Mean temperatures range between 4.2 ° C and 19.6 ° C.