Qhapaq Ñan, the Inca heritage that has survived the test of time - Peru this Week

Tahuantinsuyo’s network of roads, a permanent link to Peru’s historical past, is about to celebrate a special anniversary.


The Incas are known worldwide for the citadel of Machu Picchu. Besides its beauty, the archaeological site is the best example of architectural knowledge had by the ancient Peruvians.

Like the citadel, Qhapaq Ñan is another important Inca vestige that just turned one year after having been named a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. This is the road network which used to connect all the Tahuantinsuyo, from Colombia to Argentina, passing through Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia and Chile.