Huchuy Qosqo Peru, Cusco

Huchuy Qosqo

Huchuy Qosqo,, is an Incan archaeological site north of Cuzco, Peru. Its name is Quechua for "Little Cuzco." It lies at an elevation of 3,650 meters (11,980 feet), overlooking the Sacred Valley and 3 kilometres (1.9 mi) west and above the town of Lamay at an elevation of 2,920 metres (9,580 ft). The site received its name in the 20th century; previously it had been known as Caquia Xaquixaguana or Kakya Qawani.

Huchuy Qosqo was probably established as a royal estate by the Inca Emperor Viracocha about 1420 CE.