The Bath of the Inca
Tambomachay is located at about 3.765 m altitude and about 10 kilometers northeast of Cusco and is a very old water sanctuary from the inca period. Here we can admire an old inca bath with a beautiful architecture of several finely worked stone structures. The aqueducts and cascades are fed by several nearby springs.
The water pours there in various channels over four terraced levels. For this, the natural rocks were carved and supplemented with artificial masonry.
A myth of the Quechua legends says something about the effects of the three small streams. If you drink from the watercourse on the bottom right, you should get younger, drink from the watercourse at the bottom left, then you will soon get twins. The upper watercourse should have a blessing effect.
Tambomachay was associated with the worship of the water, an important element of the andean people’s world view, and therefore there are aqueducts elaborately constructed from the rocks that provide clean water all year round. Because of its name, which means “place of rest”, it is believed that it is a recreational bath of the incas.
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