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This place was dedicated to the extraction and carved the stones that were used for the construction of Ollantaytambo and many surrounding enclosures. This place is located to nine miles from the Inca town of Ollantaytambo and has three groups of quarries: Molle Pucro, Sirkusirkuyoc (it was the largest of the three), shows the evidence of having been in full operation when the Spaniards came to this area. And finally Cacchicata or Kantirayoq, where was practiced other kind of extraction of minerals and precious stones. The visitors can be observe the great work done at the time of moving the giant stones to build enclosures of Ollantaytambo. We can find the stones called "Tired Stones" that were on the way to Ollantaytambo and in some parts of town.

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