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Knowing Machu Picchu is definitely one of the best must-see destinations in the list of every traveler, this time we will talk about the Guardian's House located in the Inca citadel, a building famous for its beautiful view of the wonder, in the Inca period it is believed that it functioned as a lookout post.

Here we will learn about its history, function, which tours allow you to visit and why visit the Guardian's House with Terandes.com.

What is the Guardian's House?

The Guardian's House is a simple room, it is built of stone and adobe, the roofs were made of thatch or ichu with beams as support, the inside consists of three square windows that give a view towards the main Inca city, regarding its exit and access points. .

For having these characteristics that I mentioned many researchers considered that the place served as a surveillance post, on the other hand, today you can still see that initial structure, as it is still preserved.

History of the Guardian's House in Machu Picchu

The Guardian's House was built in the mid-fifteenth century, when the Inca emperor Pachacuteq commanded to build the citadel of Machu Picchu, was also ordered to build this house that unlike the other temples or enclosures, this was built in a simple way.

Small stones and adobe were used for this purpose, and the roof was covered with a thatched roof with two waterfalls. As is known, this structure is still preserved, since the corresponding authorities carry out maintenance at certain times.

A few steps from the Guardian's House is a carved rock with stairs made of the same rock. It is said that the most important mummies were embalmed in this place to be buried later.

Today this place is famous because from there you can take the classic photo that gives the visit of Machu Picchu center, many tourists go up there to take the best Instagrammable pictures; but you should know which circuits allow you to visit this place.

  • The Guardian's House allows you to take the classic photo of Machu Picchu.
  • It was built by Emperor Pachacuteq in the 15th century.
  • It was a lookout post that guarded against any attack or danger that the city of Machu Picchu might suffer.

What tours should I buy to visit the Guardian House?

As I told you, not all tours will take you to the Guardian's House, for them you must buy these tickets that will take you there:

  • Machu Picchu circuit only
  • Machu Picchu + Puente Inca Circuit
  • Machu Picchu + Mountain Machu Picchu

To get that classic photo with Machu Picchu in the background you have to book your tickets from the list I mention and enjoy the beautiful view it offers.

Finally, please note that you can not enter the Guardian's House, you can only take the classic photo, I also recommend you not to get too close to the edges of the road, you may cause an accident, remember that it is forbidden to make any loud noise or shout.

Visit the Guardian's House with Terandes.com

Are you interested in visiting this place, then write us to our WhatsApp +51 984 550 165 or leave us a message on our email ventas@terandes.com so we can help you book the right circuit and you can visit the citadel of Machu Picchu with our specialized guides who will show you the whole city and other tours that interest you.

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