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Cusco, Peru

 

OLLANTAYTAMBO

It is at the eastern end of the Sacred Valley. The valley is more narrow here than in Urubamba and Pisac, with the nearest mountains on each side, to make it more dramatic. Located at the foot of an ancient archaeological site, the small town of Ollantaytambo, 2,000 meters over the sea, is the most beautiful city in the Sacred Valley. The city is located above the main road, and built on uneven ground. The stone stairs are beautifully framed by stone arches.
Ollantaytambo is one of only two places in the Sacred Valley to take the train to Aguas Calientes at the foot of Machu Picchu. While most people take the train from Cusco to Aguas Calientes directly, the trip from Ollantaytambo is shorter and less expensive.
 
 

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