Choquequirao (from the Quechua chuqi, gold, and from k'iraw, cradle, that is: "cradle of gold"),1 are the archaeological remains of an Inca city located between the foothills of the snowy Salcantay, under the jurisdiction of the district of Santa Teresa, Province of La Convención, Department of Cuzco, in southern Peru.

The archaeological monuments of Choquequirao are made up of buildings and terraces distributed on different levels, from the lowest level Sunch'u Pata to the highest truncated peak, which was leveled and fenced with stones to form a platform with an approximate area of 150 square meters.