Wiñaywayna is an unforgettable stop on the spectacular Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. This ruin is located in a magnificent natural environment, its design and construction are also very impressive.
In Quechua, which was the predominant language of the Inca empire, Wiñaywayna means “always young”. Its construction is truly magnificent! It occupies an entire mountainside, but in such a way that it blends in with nature, respecting the
ecology as was the norm among the Incas, mostly for religious reasons. It is really a fantastic view, spectacular and a place full of tranquility, pure air and natural energy. It is located about 2,700 meters above sea level, already in the vicinity of Machu Picchu.
It was mainly a center of agricultural production. In the Andes, there are not many flat extensions of land, so the Incas used the famous terraces, which are staggered cultivation areas on the sides of mountains.
This technique is shown in its maximum expression in Wiñaywayna. They also made stone buildings that were administrative offices, lodgings and warehouses to store the abundant crops (coca, potato, corn, quinoa, among others).