This building was originally constructed as a church between 532 and 537 A.D. and was in fact the third church to occupy the site (the previous two had both been destroyed by riots). It was the largest cathedral in the world for nearly a thousand years. Istanbul, Turkey
Ollantaytambo was the royal state of the Inca Emperor Pachacuti who conquered the region, built a town and a ceremonial center. At the time of the spanish conquest this place served as a stronghold for the Inca resistance.
The site is located at an altitude of 2.972 meters in southern Peru.