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Location Peru
Region Pasco Region
Cultures Inca

Warawtampu[1] (Quechua waraw high and deep, tampu inn,[2][3] hispanicized spelling Huarautambo) is an archaeological site in the Pasco Region in Peru. It is located in the Daniel Alcides Carrión Province, Yanahuanca District.[4]

The complex was built during the Inca Empire. Some of the most interesting buildings at Warawtampu are Inkawasi ("Inca house"), Warmiwasi ("woman house") and Phaqcha ("waterfall"), an altar for water ceremonies.[5]


  1. ^ Variations in the Expression of Inka Power: a Symposium at Dumbarton Oaks, 18 and19 October 1997 / Richard L. Burger, Craig Morris and Ramiro Matos Mendieta, editors; Joanne Pillsbury and Jeffrey Quilter, general editors. 2007
  2. ^ Elmer Ccente Pineda, Oscar Román Godines, Proyecto Qhapaq Ñan, Instituto Nacional de Cultura, Lima Peru, 2005 (in Spanish), p. 116
  3. ^ Teofilo Laime Ajacopa, Diccionario Bilingüe Iskay simipi yuyayk'ancha, La Paz, 2007 (Quechua-Spanish dictionary)
  4. ^ www.mincetur.gob.pe Sitio arqueológico de Huarautambo (in Spanish)
  5. ^ Information from a sign at the site