The Sacred Square was an urban center designed to contain crowds of people. Whether it be a political rally, a religious occasion in one of its temples, or a party for the whole city, the Sacred Plaza was the crux of urban life in Machu Picchu.
The Main Temple housed the most important rituals and practices. It was also the residence of the Inca priest.
The Temple of the Sun was inspired by the fact that it is the highest point of the city and also the closest point to the sky. Here the Inca also studied astronomy.
The Temple of the Moon was a complex of caves with sculpted stones that housed the mummies of religious value.
Temple of the Three Windows
The three windows mark the exact location of the sunrise.
These terraces were mainly an irrigation system. They took water out of the city.