Ollantaytambo

Ollantaytambo : Citadel of the Inca

Posted by on Oct 15, 2017 in Ollantaytambo, Small Town Explorer | 0 comments

Ollantaytambo

Ollantaytambo: Citadel of the Inca, contributed by Dean and Pauline at lavidaglobal.com, is the fourth small town expose in the series  Small Town Explorer.  The villages and towns we visit in our travels are often the hidden gems of a country or region. Readers are introduced to small centers around the globe; featuring their uniqueness, their history, what to see and do, and where to stay and where to dine.

Previous towns featured in the series:

Bourtange

Ravello, Italy 

Sanzhi, Taiwan

 

Little has changed here over the past 500 years, the descendants of the brave Inca army that held out against the invading Spanish for so long still live in the houses of their ancestors and the ruins of the once great fortress still strike awe into all who witness them. This is Ollantaytambo, Citadel of the Inca.When you are located on the doorstep of one of the seven wonders of the modern world it is easy to be overlooked. However there is a silver lining for this neighbour of the great Machu Picchu, this town has not been overrun by tourists and has been able to maintain its authenticity.

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