The 12 Angled Stone in Cusco, is a stone block of the Inca culture that is part of a palace on Hatun Rumiyoc street, in the city of Cusco, Peru, popularly known for its great finish and bordered perfectionist of Inca architecture and currently considered Cultural Heritage of the Nation of Peru.
The stone is part of the headquarters of the archbishop’s palace of Cusco, which was previously the residence of Inca Roca, the sixth sovereign of Curacazgo del Cusco.
Characteristics of The 12 Angled Stone
The stone of the 12 angles is composed of a diorite formation and gained popularity for its great finish and bordered with twelve angles denoting a perfectionist Inca architecture as there are no asymmetries in its joints.
The block is categorized as Cultural Heritage of the Nation of Peru and is located in the city of Cusco, 1,105 km from Lima.
The stone is constantly visited because it is a great example of Inca knowledge in the evolution of construction. Although there are other stones with the same or more vertices, the stone of the 12 angles is located on Hatun Rumiyoc street, completely in the center of the city.