Inca Storehouses, Ollantaytambo, Peru

inca storehouses ollantaytambo
The storehouses were built into the side of a steep hill, probably for defensive purposes.

Throughout their empire, the Incas built storehouses for food, clothing, tools, and weapons, like these above Ollantaytambo. The Incan people were expected to fill the storage when times were good, and freely draw upon them in lean times or times of war. Usually, they were built into the steep sides of mountains so as to be easily defensible, yet accessible by the paths that are still visible 500 years later.

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2 thoughts on “Inca Storehouses, Ollantaytambo, Peru”

  1. I visited these storehouses on my 3rd visit to Ollantaytambo. They are free to visit and the views from there are amazing. Its definitely worth staying a night so you can visit them.

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