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The stone of the 12 angles, Cusco

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The Stone of the 12 angles, is a very famous attraction in the city of Cusco. It is visited by many tourists from all over the world for its peculiar shape, composition, and union of a dozen lines.

If you want to have one of the best pictures of your visit to Cusco, do not hesitate to visit this site that offers roads and Inca stone walls that guide you to the historical reunion.

Where is the 12 corners stone located?

Is located on Calle Hatun Rumiyoq, a few minutes from the main square of Cusco.

If you are in the Historic Center of the city you can walk towards El Triunfo Street and passing this part you will be at the desired site.

History of the twelve corners stone

During Inca times, the Stone of the 12 angles was part of the Palace of Inca Roca, who left this site as an inheritance to his descendants.

Until 1532, with the arrival of the Spaniards to Peruvian territory. They appropriated the space and then began the colonial constructions on Inca walls.

A clear example is that on top of the wall where the stone of the 12 angles is located, they built the House of the Marquises of San Juan de Buena Vista and the Palace of the Marquises of Rocafuerte.

Subsequently, this was donated to the church, to be known later as the Archbishop's Palace and the Museum of Religious Art of Cusco.

Secrets and curiosities of the 12-angled stone

The Stone of the 12 angles, attracts visitors because of the characteristics it possesses:.

  • It is an Inca stone that measures 1 meter high and 1.20 meters long.
  • It weighs approximately 6 tons.
  • Composed of green diorite volcanic stone.
  • The number of angles it presents attracts a lot of attention.
  • The view of the stone shows a pillow-like relief on the wall.
  • Visiting this site is free of charge because it is located on Hatun Rumiyoq Street.

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Stone of the 12 angles
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