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Temple of the 3 windows in Machu Picchu

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We continue our visit to Machu Picchu and this time we will visit the Temple of the 3 windows, one of the most important constructions of the archaeological site that consists of 3 windows joined by finely carved stones and joined together; it is also part of the urban sector (Sacred Square of Machu Picchu or the main square).

In the following article we will talk about the history, the location, its importance and how to know the Temple of the 3 windows that is vital to know before traveling to this tourist attraction that is located in Cusco.

Where is the Temple of the 3 windows located?

It is to the east of the Sacred Plaza, is located within the "Hanan" sector, the place is surrounded by the most important buildings of Machu Picchu, through its windows shows us a view of the Putucusi Mountain. A few steps further we will find the Sacred Temple.

History of the Temple of the 3 Windows of Machu Picchu

Historically, we know that the Temple of the Three Windows was first found by Agustín Lizárraga along with his three companions Gabino Sánchez, Enrique Palma and Justo Ochoa who left an engraving on the stone at this point dated July 14, 1902; this evidence gives us to understand that Hiram Bingham was not the first to arrive at this site.

It is known that several people arrived at this citadel, but many did not give it importance as Bingham did, he was in search of the last descendants of the Incas and thought he had found it and called it the lost city of the Incas, but this theory was disproved by several researchers who said it was not so.

There are many theories, but we came to the point that this and all the construction found in Machu Picchu was of great importance.

Importance of the Temple of the 3 windows to Machu Picchu

It is considered one of the most important temples, because its walls are made of large stones and finely detailed, its three windows are large with trapezoidal shape and all are aligned, also was built in the direction of the Sacred or main square..

The wall measures 12 meters long by 5 meters wide, the three windows according to the stories or research found represent two theories:

The first theory is defined by H. Bingham who related it to the Legend of the Ayar Brothers, since they emerged from the Tambutoq'o hill (related to the three windows).

The second theory relates it to the three Inca worlds that refer to the Hanan Pacha (world above), Kay Pacha (world of now) and the Uck'u Pacha (world below or of the dead).

Although, these are only hypotheses, but there is no doubt that it was important in the Incanate.

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