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Yes, this is just a rock. However, the story is the impressive piece. It was carved to mirror the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Fairfax, Virginia
While in Machu Pichu

The story behind the rock(literally), this is the outline of the mountains behind this rock. It is... read more

Reviewed 14 June 2018
Luis M
Rockledge, Florida
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Yes, this is just a rock. However, the story is the impressive piece. It was carved to mirror the mountain range behind it. Some say it looks like a guinea pig, which I can see as well. In any case, it's certainly not THE reason...More

Thank WPLandry
Reviewed 14 June 2018

The story behind the rock(literally), this is the outline of the mountains behind this rock. It is impressive how the Inkas carved this rock in the same shape of the mountain range in back of this rock. It is like a puzzle piece of the...More

Thank Luis M
Reviewed 8 June 2018

I enjoyed this rock. Some mixed reviews here. It is carved to look like the mountains behind it, and is supposed to have special energy. Now you cant touch it any longer. Some people say it looks like a guinea pig, I didnt see that...More

Thank finesilver
Reviewed 6 April 2018

This massive rock is at the end of the Machu Picchu complex furthest from the entry. It looks like a giant guinea pig, a delicacy here in Peru! But our guide told us it is a replica of the mountain that sits behind it, Unfortunately,...More

Thank seagullrob
Reviewed 19 November 2017

Rock ‘mirrored’ the shape of mountain behind it and is apparently shaped like a guinea pig. Fun structure!

Thank tinkle_24
Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

Sorry, this isn’t the most spectacular thing at Machu Picchu. Our tour guide basically brushed over it. It’s s big rock...woo.

Thank Greg M
Reviewed 7 September 2017

It is a huge piece of rock said to have been carved to imitate the shape of the sacred mountain behind it. Also said to have special energy radiating from it. I did not touch nor go near it and doubted very much about the...More

Thank Ricky Y
Reviewed 22 August 2017

this rock is at the beginning entrance for Huayna Picchu in front of houses with roofs. You could touch it before but erosion was happening to the stone from people's oils and dirt, so no one can longer touch it anymore. It is carved in...More

Thank Cuatrodivas
Reviewed 18 July 2017

It is a must see Stone !! has a lot of history and also is near the entrance to Huayna Picchu. If you have the change stay few min near the stone and touch it carefully and feel the energy from it.

Thank Armando V
Reviewed 24 June 2017

There are theories about Roca Sagrada if it was used as astrological stone or a place for sacrifices. In the end it is worth stopping in front of it and analyze the surface. There are some benches next to that stone so it was a...More

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