Tag Archives: Cusco Ciudad

We open our 4th hotel in Cusco: Tierra Viva Cusco San Blas

An old colonial house located in one of the most traditional neighborhoods of Cusco gives life to our newly inaugurated Tierra Viva Cusco San Blas, our fourth hotel in the mythical Inca city, and the seventh overall in Peru. The hotel Just 4 blocks from the Plaza de Armas and a few meters from the [...]

The Plaza de Armas of Cusco

The current Plaza de Armas corresponded to the administrative and political center of the Inca empire. Before it was a swampy area that the incas worked and transformed in the XII century, raising in time the palaces on which Huayna Cápac and Pachacútec lived between other leaders.

Horseback experiences

Cusco and the Sacred Valley are two of the best destinations to explore archaeological places, attractions, communities and mountains on horseback, allowing to discover the navel of the world in a different way. In addition to the recreational use of horses, tour operators offer a wide range of routes and circuits of all difficult levels, with [...]

Huacarpay lagoon

This beautiful lagoon, surrounded by grasses and rushes, is located 26 kilometers from Cusco, in the so-called South Valley. Some people go to swim in it, others to observe the variety of birds that live there or to spend a quiet field day.

Qorikancha

The “Golden Palace” was one of Cusco’s most important temples. In it, they worshipped the Sun king (Inti). In 1633, the Dominicans built their convent on top of it, which was generously decorated by the Incas with gold. It is also known as the Santo Domingo convent. The cedar decorations of the dome, the Spanish [...]

Mercado San Pedro

En la plaza de San Pedro, junto a la iglesia del mismo nombre, se encuentra este mercado al que acuden diariamente miles de personas de los barrios de la ciudad y las comunidades campesinas aledañas. Hay de todo: buenos puestos de quesos, artesanías, complementos para trajes tradicionales, telas, puestos de curanderos y brujería, tiendas de [...]

Corpus Christi

Antiguamente, los incas recorrían las callejuelas y plazas del Cusco con las momias de sus gobernantes formando grandes peregrinaciones. Esta costumbre ha cambiado con la influencia de tradiciones católicas y andinas posteriores, dando lugar a una de las fiestas más masivas de la ciudad: el Corpus Christi. En el mes de junio, uno de los [...]

San Sebastian Church

The district of San Sebastian is located at aproximately 6 kilometers from Cusco’s center. In the Main Square we can find its magnificent church, which greatly resembles Cusco’s Cathedral. It was founded in 1560 by viceroy Hurtado de Mendoza and retouched at the end of the 17th century by bishop Mollinedo. Its importance rests on [...]

El convento de la Merced

El convento se encuentra en el centro de la ciudad y fue construido de piedra y cedro de Nicaragua en 1650. En su interior hay tumbas de personajes ilustres como Diego de Almagro y enormes cuadros del pintor Ignacio Chacón. Una de las piezas más importantes que se pueden contemplar es la custodia de unos [...]

La catedral del Cusco

Ubicada en la misma Plaza de Armas de Cusco, La Catedral del Cusco se empezó a construir en el año 1560 sobre uno de los palacios del Inca Wiracocha. Posee una gran riqueza colonial y cuadros de la escuela cusqueña a lo largo de todo el recinto. Resulta curioso resaltar un lienzo de la “última [...]

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