Tambomachay - High quaility stonework, a double-jam doorway, and the four large, outward-facing niches all indicate that the site was an important shrine to the Incas. Despite the importance of the site to the Incas, the original name is uncertain. Cobo (1653) tells us that Tambomachay was a house: "...The ninth [holy place] was named Tambomachay; it was a house of Inca Yupanpui where he lodged when he went hunting." Bernabe Cobo, 1653.

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