Cusco: City and Archaeology
3 Hours and a Half
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A trip within the emblematic-of-Peru and ancient city will lead us to our first viewpoint, the Plaza de Armas, to enter Cusco main church, the Cathedral, in which we will appreciate the impressive work of this period artists in silversmith’s, wood and gold leaf. We will enjoy ourselves with the monumental colonial paintings that contain extensive Inca iconography. We will continue towards the Koricancha or Temple of the Sun, on the bases of which was built the Santo Domingo Convent, which has one of the most beautiful towers in the city, in its whimsical style. According to the legend, one of the walls of this temple was laminated with gold, which impressed the conquistadors upon arrival. We will then head for the Archaeological Park of Sacsayhuaman, the most impressive architectural sign of America. We will also visit the underground temple of Kenko, where the Inca used to have important ceremonies and rituals. Very near, we will see Tambomachay, the temple dedicated to water, famous area of spiritual purification for the ancients; the water sources and channels keep flowing as they were, more than 500 years ago. This excursion reveals us the Inca-Hispanic cultural richness, full of contrasts and hisorical values worth seeing.
Trip back to the hotel.