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KNOWING CUSCO CITY

CUSCO CITY

Once you will arrive to Cusco City the story, the traditions and costume will make to fall in love of this beautiful culture. All is beginning from the airport or bus station.

The first problem you will have probably is the headache, but don't worry because a sweet and worm Coca tea will be helpfully. Cusco city was capital of the Inca empire since 11th century until 16th century, by many years the buildings and the mountains were witnessed of their great magnificent of Incan people. Yawar Peru Team don’t want just show you the Inca story, we want to share our culture, we want you be local, experience and enjoy this amazing adventure with us.

Then we show you what you could do in Cusco city, the city of life.

Places where you have to go:

SUITABLE FOR ALL THE PUBLIC

 

1.-MAIN SQUARE OF CUSCO:

Main Square. - One of the most beautiful in Peru

Cathedral. - is located at the main square of Cusco

Compañia de Jesus church. - At the main square Of Cusco which has a beautiful retable and colonial, art.

Inca museum. - One of the complete and my favorite as well, which has remains of Pre-Inca, Inca, colonial and republic time.

12 angle rock. - A big wall which has a 12 angles rock, if this fall, all the wall could colapse

Qoricancha(temple of the sun). One of the most important temple in Cusco. The first spaniards said "This was cover with gold".

Machupicchu Museum Casa Concha. - Is located in Santa Catalina street, 5 minutes far from main square.

Qoricancha Site Museum. - Located at Sol Avenue, you could find ceramic staff, metallurgic, textiles, musical objects, stones, etc.

Qoricancha Sun temple. – The Sun temple, one of the greatest building inside of Cusco city, because the amazing architectural style.

Centro Qosqo de Arte Nativo – Qosqo center of native art. – Sol avenue, just in the nights after 7 pm Typical folk dances of Cusco.

Town local central Market. - This is special, i could call "A box with surprises", because what you will find is completely amazing.

 

2. - AROUND CUSCO CITY:

Sacsayhuaman. - Sometimes is difficult to remember the Quechua word, but easy way is call "Sexy Woman" close to Sacsa huaman. Huge rock fitting each other’s.

Qenq’o. – Labyrinth or maze, because the way how look like. Surprise every change of equinoxes and solstices.

Puka Pukara. – Was consider us fortress because control point to enter inside Cusco.

Tambomachay. – Purification spot, before Inca emperor get to Cusco.

Temple of the moon. – Relationship with fertilize and woman temple.

White Christ. – Close to Sacsayhuaman, good view point of the Cusco city.

San Cristobal. – Another view point, less than white Christ.

San Blas neighbourhood. – You could go by walking is close, 20 or 30 minutes far from Cusco’s main square, you will find the most important handicraft families.

 

3.-SACRED VALLEY

Pisaq. - If you go to sacred valley you will find this, alot terraces in the mountain, this was a great farming sector. Cemetery at the high mountain.

Ollantaytambo. - On the way going to Machu Picchu. Nowadays Ollantaytambo is consider as "The inca living city" because people still living in the Inca building.

Chinchero. – As known “Land of the rainbow”, because every time when is rainy, rainbow appear. We’ll find Inca and colonial buildings, like colonial church and painting over walls.

Moray. – Circular terraces which were working as laboratories, place where they used to adapt plant, acclimatizing and changing genetic characterises.

Maras. – This village was a colonial foundations, since 16th century Spaniards people were living in this little place. Attractive of the village is the quality of stone doorways, which are carved and showing Spanish signs.

Salinas or Salt mines. – Close to Maras village, place where Quechuas people were working to get the salt. Nowadays still peasant are working the pools, and the salt is good for cooking and healthy as well.

 

4.-SOUTH VALLEY OR SOUTH TOURISTIC CORREDOR

Tipon. – Agricultural platforms, Inca spot which get a title like “The great Inca hydraulic engineering”. Water running, same quantity by the aqueducts once those split.

Pikillaqta. - Town which was built before Incan people. Architectural style “Pircado”

Andahuaylillas. – Cooper flat area, that’s the meaning. In this little town you will find a colonial church which has wall painting inside and outside. We call “The Sixtina church of America”.

Waro. – Another church which has painting of people who made it around 16th and 17th century.

 

Cusco city will is a beautiful place, on the day time walk around de main square because will easy to locate by self and easy to have reference where you are. Buildings, food, clothes, music instruments… so on, probably you will fall in love of this beauty city,

While once you are in Cusco you have lo acclimatize or at least explore the area where you will stay, because becarfull to luse the hostel or hotel as well.

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YawarPeru Team

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