What to do in cusco?

The city of Cusco was diagrammed in the form of crouching puma. Certainly, both for diagramming and your appreciation, you need to do it from an aerial perspective. It is conceivable that this symbolism of sacred animals as protectors of human beings is in line with the geoglyphs of Nazca.

Cusco is an ancient town and all streets center are Incas and has many small squares, view points, museums that you can walk and visit.

Visit San Cristóbal Church

It was built in the early years of the conquest by the Indian chief Christopher Paulla, lord of Qolqanpata, as a sign of their devotion to Christianity. The statue of the patron saint is gigantic and is paraded in procession on the feast of Corpus Christi.

During Inca times, this area was in the Cusco Hanan Qosqo or higher belonged here Pumacurco neighborhoods, Choquechaca, Tacsecocha and the same Qolqampata. This area is the repository of many Inca buildings that are scattered in the area, being part of Qolqampata palace that belonged to Manco Capac, the first Inca.

A large wall-platform eleven rigging cell niches and remains of Inca architecture excellent factory, can be seen at the top. Paullo Inca Tupac Yupanqui, converted to the Christian religion, taken as godfather Commissioner Don Cristobal Baca de Castro, which uses his name to found the chapel that was built on one side of the square under the palace of Qolqampata.

Visit Inka Museum

If you want to know more of the Cusco´s evolution of the pre-inca and Inca Culture you can visit the Inca Museum. There you can find all about Cusco, like ceramics, mantles, pieces of gold and silver and most importantly elongated skulls that just the Royal people had (these skulls has different versions and some investigators say that probably are not of humans).

Inka Museum is one of the most remarkable cusqueñas colonial houses. Built in the early seventeenth century, with Inca stones, by Lieutenant Corregidor Francisco Aldrete Maldonado, called the Almirante this lived there until his death in 1643. Rebuilt by Pedro Peralta of the then Rivers earthquake of 1650 and was again restored by the University San Antonio Abad of Cusco after the earthquake of 1950. currently holds the coat of arms of their rebuilders, who added the attractive plateresque today looks as well as its large courtyard arcades and paneled rooms.

Stone of twelve angles

On the street Rumiyoq Hatun, also known as the Calle Roca Mayor, is the palace of Inca Roca, which currently belongs to the Archbishop’s Palace. In this street you can see the enigmatic stone of twelve angles from Cusco that is considered unique in the world and is a cornerstone reference in the city of Cuzco.

The street runs from the Plaza de Armas to the San Blas district and it is really very easy to locate that stone in the city while you walk there. The Stone of twelve angles is famous for the perfect assembly at the corners and sides which can not be entered or a pin or paper. The stone fits perfectly and it is possible to take pictures next to it. The stone has a considerable size. It should be noted also that there are all kinds of crafts and souvenirs in Cuzco using this stone. View and take a picture on the stone of 12 angles is definitely a must-stop for those traveling to Cusco for sightseeing or vacation.

San Pedro Market

The San Pedro market is one of the oldest and most classic markets in Cusco, no matter how many years pass, this market continues to maintain its architecture and style of sale to the locals, showing all the products of the region and many customs, when one enters This market is like going back in time and being able to find from fruits, vegetables to food or fresh juices as well as local crafts, you cannot miss the opportunity to visit this beautiful market.

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