Wayna Tawqaray

Wayna Tawqaray

Looking southeast across Cusco and San Sebastián towards the mountain Tawqaray (center). Wayna Tawqaray is visible on its slope. Muyu Urqu is on the right.
Location Peru, Cusco Region, Cusco Province
Region Andes
Coordinates 13°32′40″S 71°56′19″W / 13.54444°S 71.93861°W / -13.54444; -71.93861Coordinates: 13°32′40″S 71°56′19″W / 13.54444°S 71.93861°W / -13.54444; -71.93861
Height 3,600 metres (11,811 ft)

Wayna Tawqaray (Quechua wayna young, young man, tawqaray heap, pile,[1] also spelled Wayna Taucaray) is an archaeological site in Peru. It is located in the Cusco Region, Cusco Province, San Sebastián District, about 5 km southeast of the center of Cusco.[2] Wayna Tawqaray is situated at a height of about 3,600 metres (11,811 ft) on the slope of the mountain Tawqaray (Taucaray).[3] The mountain with the archaeological remains lies southeast of the mountain Araway Qhata and the hill Muyu Urqu, above the river Watanay.

See also


  1. Diccionario Quechua - Español - Quechua, Academía Mayor de la Lengua Quechua, Gobierno Regional Cusco, Cusco 2005 (Quechua-Spanish dictionary), see: Machu tawqaray. - s. Arqueol. (Viejo montón)
  2. "Importancia Referida - Distrito de San Sebastián - Sitio Arqueológico de Wayna Taucaray". Retrieved March 19, 2014.
  3. escale.minedu.gob.pe - UGEL map of the Cusco Province (Cusco Region)

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