Moray is located 74 km from the city of Cusco, at 3,500 meters above sea level. The archaeological area stands out for its unique circular terraces that look like amphitheaters.
The largest has 12 andenerías (agricultural terraces) 100 meters deep.
For scholars, the circular terraces of Moray served as an agricultural research center, where each level offered a different climatic environment and served to cultivate different plants in an experimental form.
The andenerías were built on retaining walls filled with fertile land. They were irrigated using complex irrigation systems. At the bottom of the terraces, there is a water storage system coming from the rains. Thanks to all this system, more than 250 plant species were cultivated.
Other studies indicate that the place was used for astronomical observation and to monitor the climatic changes that could have occurred, scanning the sunlight and the shadows that appeared from the high mountains of this area.
The agricultural terraces of Moray in the Sacred Valley encompass history and scenic beauty.
Access: Maras is located 48 km north of the city of Cusco (about 1 hour) and Moray is located almost 30 km from Maras.