Kuélap, or Cuélap, is an important pre-Inca archaeological site located in the northeastern Andes of Peru, in the Province of Luya, it was built by the Chachapoyas archaeological culture.
It forms a large stone architectural ensemble characterized by its monumental condition, with a large artificial platform, oriented from south to north, sitting on the limestone rock ridge at the top of Cerro Barreta (at 3,000 meters above sea level). The platform stretches for almost 600 meters and has a wall as a perimeter that reaches 19 meters in height at some points.
It is estimated that its construction should have started around the 11th century, coinciding with the flowering period of the Chachapoyas culture, and its occupation should have culminated towards the middle of the 16th century. Its colossal walls and its complex interior architecture are evidence of its function as a well-organized population group, which includes administrative, religious, ceremonial and permanent residence spaces.
Called La Fortaleza and built on top of a high mountain, it is the most important archaeological site in the Peruvian mountainous jungle. It is presented to the visitor as an impregnable place, surrounded by cliffs and precipices on three of its four sides. Built in an area of beautiful landscapes that combine the heights of the Andes and the Amazon jungle, creating an incomparable spectacle.
It is possible that its name, Kuelap, derives from the deformation of the word "Cónlap", which is the name of a town that inhabited that region as mentioned by Spanish colonial documents dated in 1591.
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