Machu Colca

Machu Colca
Machu Qollqa
Machu Qolqa.jpg
Alternative nameMachu Qolqa
Location Peru
Urubamba Province, Cusco
Coordinates13°21′48″S 72°03′49″W / 13.36333°S 72.06361°W / -13.36333; -72.06361Coordinates: 13°21′48″S 72°03′49″W / 13.36333°S 72.06361°W / -13.36333; -72.06361
CulturesInca Civilization

Machu Colca,[1][2] Machuqolqa[3] or Machu Qollqa[4][5][6] (from Quechua machu old, old person, qullqa, qulqa deposit, storehouse)[7] is an archaeological site in Peru. It lies in the Cusco Region, Urubamba Province, Huayllabamba District, a few minutes outside of Chinchero.[3] Machu Colca is situated at about 3,850 metres (12,631 ft) of elevation, above the left bank of the Urubamba River, near the village of Raqch'i (Raqchi).[3]

The archeological site features 14 terraces with partial buildings, while the adjacent parking lot is lined with small handicraft stores and a Zip line park.

See also


  1. ^ Dehlinger, Johanna (2009). Architecture - Design Methods - Inca Structures. Festschrift for Jean-Pierre Protzen. kassel university press GmbH. p. 121. ISBN 9783899586695.
  2. ^ Nair, Stella (2015). At Home with the Sapa Inca: Architecture, Space, and Legacy at Chinchero. University of Texas Press. pp. 37, 157, 158. ISBN 9781477302507.
  3. ^ a b c "Zona Arqueológica De Machuqolqa". Retrieved 2019-05-27.
  4. ^ Manzanilla, Linda R.; Rothman, Mitchell (2016). Storage in Ancient Complex Societies: Administration, Organization, and Control. Routledge. pp. 178, 179, 182, 183. ISBN 9781315520964.
  5. ^ Protzen, Jean-Pierre (2005). Arquitectura y construcción incas en Ollantaytambo (in Spanish). Fondo Editorial de la Pontifica Universidad Católica del Perú. p. 146. ISBN 9789972427022.
  6. ^ Areshian, Gregory E. (2013). Empires and Diversity: On the Crossroads of Archaeology, Anthropology, and History. ISD LLC. p. 224. ISBN 9781938770517.
  7. ^ Teofilo Laime Ajacopa, Diccionario Bilingüe Iskay simipi yuyayk'ancha, La Paz, 2007 (Quechua-Spanish dictionary)

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