This inca settlement was named Tambo Colorado thanks to the red paint which cover it’s adobe walls. We can see it’s Wari (Ayacucho) and Ica (Cusco) influences. It’s Quechua name is PukaLlaqta (red town) , we will be able to see the ceremonial plazas, houses and ceremonial platforms, and the main building know as La Fortaleza.
Tambo Colorado is served by roads connecting the Andes with the coast and from the southern valleys to the northern valleys. Some archaeologists and historians point out that Tambo Colorado was an administrative / ceremonial and military place to control the valley of Pisco also this place was to service as resting place for the Inca and his army across the Inca territory
Building to be administration center in the Inca Pachac’tec times, who constituted a connection point with the Inca road joining Ayacucho with the Pacific coast. The North part of the complex, that is the best one conserved, is a great quadrangular building, subdivided inner in numerous rooms and an extensive court, and separated by passages or runners. Distributed around a plaza, there are different buildings, some of which were used in ceremonies and others for more profane purposes, such as warehouses or living quarters.
Its main architectonic detail is the red and yellow filling in of the walls of the buildings and the profusion of niches of trapezoid cut, that decorate the walls. The archaeologist Federico Kauffman indicates that Tambo Colorado is the expression of the architecture born from the Inca invasion (Cusco). It is possible to be observed the doors and trapezoid hornacinas, as well as a series of stones worked with special style
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