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Intipunku, Gate of the Sun at Machu Picchu

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Another site that you must visit in Machu Picchu is the Intipunku or Sun Gate, this is a very imposing stone portal where the Incas interacted with the cosmos, or also known as an inter dimensional gate, astronomical observatory from there you can see the sunrise.

Being in this special attraction will fill you with strength, having a panoramic view of Machu Picchu and the surrounding Andes Mountains. In this post we will see how we can get there, what Intipunku meant to the Incas and when to visit.

Before we will know a little of the history of the Puerta del Sol; since ancient times the Incas used to have a continuous interaction with the stars and the universe, according to history this construction was guarded by guards, in the same way the Inca used to visit the top of the Intipunku being transported by his men.

How to get to the sun gate of Machu Picchu?

To reach this place you must hike 2 km from Machu Picchu, this route has stairs along the Inca Trail and you will find stairs, the travel time to get there is 1 hour plus the arrival time will depend on your physical ability.

We also have another way to get there; we can go by the route that goes from the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, the trip lasts 4 days, the last day you are one step to reach Machu Picchu this day we climb to the "Puerta del Sol" to see the sunrise as the Incas did, after visiting descend to the Inca citadel and visit all its attractions.

What does Intipunku mean?

The word Intipunku comes from the Quechua and translated into Spanish would mean "the Gate of the Sun" it is an imposing gate made of stone and is located on top of a mountain, this is the entrance to the Inca citadel.

What did the Intipunku or sun gate mean to the Incas?

It was considered as an astronomical observatory in which the solstice and equinox were expected, very important factors used by the Incas, it should be noted that the Incas had knowledge of the stars and the Milky Way, this can be seen in the night sky and is known as Hatun Mayo.

Images of Inti Punku in Machu Picchu

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Finally, if you want to visit the Sun Gate or Intipunku we must do the Inca Trail tour of 4 days, this route will allow you to see more archaeological sites until you reach Machu Picchu and one of them is the Sun Gate, so what are you waiting for to make your reservation with us. Remember that to do this tour you must make your reservation months in advance, as they are limited.

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