An indispensable part of the Sacred Valley, Ollantaytambo stands as a pueblo full of Inca traditions and culture.
Its cobbled streets and its ruins tell the fascinating history of Incaica culture.
It was an important religious, agricultural and even military center, due to its strategic location, during the conquest it served as a place of defense against the Spaniards.
In 1537 the Spanish conquerors against the last Inca who resisted the European invasion confronted each other in Ollantaytambo. The resistance of Manco Inca could not stop the Spanish attack, for this reason they had to flee to the city of Vilcabamba in the Cusco forest, and the city then fell into the hands of the invaders led by Hernando Pizarro.
The pueblo of Ollantaytambo preserves a very well preserved Inca urban layout with a polygonal design.
The square meets in the center of the same city and currently the pueblo has several tourist services and many places to visit.