Kuélap is located at an altitude of 2,900 meters and was once a fortress of Chachapoya, a pre-Inca town that inhabited northern Peru. About three levels can be found in the fort around 300 individual houses, watchtowers and “El Tintero”, probably the greatest mystery of the fortress.
To this day, it is not clear if the building, which rejuvenated from top to bottom, was built as a torture chamber or as an observatory to observe the sun’s rays. The truth is that the building collapsed on all sides without many supports.
Constructed Kuélap was built between 800 – 1,300 and could be accommodated by its dimensions of 580 m in length and 110 m in width up to 2,000 people. Many of the buildings have not yet been thoroughly explored due to the few resources that flow. This could also change soon because of the expected flow of visitors, because more visitors also mean more money that could be invested in researching the archaeological sites.