Llactapata, in Quechua Llaqtapata is an Inca city in Peru.
The name derives from the Quechua words Llaqta ("city ", " village" ) and pata ( " terrace ", " stage ", "to" ) her. The city is also called Patallacta or Patallaqta.
It is located in the Urubamba Valley in the Peruvian region Cuscoin, 80 kilometers northwest of the city of Cusco. The ruined city is located about 2500 meters above sea level. 15 km northwest lies Machu Picchu, also a ruined city of the Incas. Unlike Machu Picchu Llactapata not located on a mountain top, but right on the river Urubamba.
The outer walls of the houses are still standing, the city was not destroyed during the Spanish conquest. First there were perhaps ten or a dozen buildings that made up the fort. During the Inca rule, the city lay in a strategically important point.
Large areas of the city were used as arable land. They grew mostly potatoes and corn. From the corn produced the Inca also used chicha for ritual purposes, an alcoholic and beer -like beverage.
The Inca fortress Llactapata was tied to the well-developed network of roads in the Inca Empire.
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