Tambo Colorado was an Inca settlement (1450 A.D. located in the province of Pisco, on the right bank of the Pisco River Valley, in a corner formed by the hills near the town of Humay. The name given to the complex is due to the predominance of red in the buildings. It served as the administrative center of the Incas. It is one of the best preserved archaeological sites in Peru.
Typically Tawantinsuyu in its outline and architectural design, presents the uniqueness of being built in adobe, as an example of the adaptation of Quechua architects and engineers to the new coastal environment they were beginning to conquer.