Tarwasi: The Inca Site and the Hacienda

Posted 13/05/11 by & filed under Blog, Monuments and History.

This archeological complex is located in the Limatambo valley, one of the four tambos or rest areas in the Inca Empire. According to numerous studies, it was a ceremonial center as well as a royal chamber. The complex has two terraces formed by polished poligonal stones, perfectly fitted with one another to form flower figures…. Read more »

The Wiracocha God Temple

Posted 05/05/11 by & filed under Blog, Monuments and History.

Raqchi is located 115 kilometers from Cusco in the highway to Puno, 3550 meters above sea level. It is a huge archeological site from the fifteenth century, dedicated to the god Wiracocha and made up of more than 180 buildings, including houses, halls and colcas or circular stone deposits. The main characteristic of this place… Read more »

The Land of Bread

Posted 25/04/11 by & filed under Alive cultures, Blog.

The town of Oropesa, just 23 kilometers away from Cusco, is known as the bread capital of the region. It can be reached by traveling aproximately 1 kilometer from the main highway. Its name comes from the Marquesado of Villa Rica de Oropesa, founded by viceroy Francisco de Toledo, and it means “gold value”. Even… Read more »

Cuyuni Viewpoint

Posted 16/04/11 by & filed under Adventure and Nature, Blog.

The Ausangate Hatun Pukaran or Cuyuni viewpoint, located at 3,800 meters above sea level, is a iSur – Asociacion Odebrecht initiative where comuneros from Ccatcca have been trained for its management. It offers a rich opportunity for experiential tourism for travelers who want to admire the beautiful Ausangate landscape. In the viewpoint we can find… Read more »

San Sebastian Church

Posted 16/03/11 by & filed under Blog, Monuments and History.

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… Read more »

El convento de la Merced

Posted 15/03/11 by & filed under Blog, Monuments and History.

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… Read more »

La andenería de Zurite

Posted 22/02/11 by & filed under Blog, Monuments and History.

Los andenes de Zurite, pequeña población ubicada en las pampas de Anta, son las superficies ganadas para el cultivo más grandes de la región del Cusco. Algunos tienen una anchura de100 metros y un largo de 1 kilómetro con muros de contención de piedra de hasta 4 metros de alto. Toda la zona tiene muchos… Read more »

El Palacio del Conde de Valle Umbroso

Posted 15/02/11 by & filed under Blog, Monuments and History.

Palacio del siglo XVII construido en piedra. Estaba destinado a ser el lugar de descanso del Conde y de las autoridades de la época que llegaban de Sicuani, Lampa y otros lugares de la sierra. En este Palacio se elaboraba una de la mejor textilería de América. En la actualidad se encuentran las oficinas del… Read more »

Los brujos de Huasao

Posted 08/02/11 by & filed under Alive cultures, Blog.

Huasao es un pequeño pueblo que tiene una iglesia jesuita con un Cristo móvil. Entre sus calles se concentran muchos brujos y curanderos que ofrecen lectura de la hoja de coca, pagos a la tierra y otras técnicas de tipo adivinatorio, espiritual y de salud. Estos rituales recogen milenarias creencias andinas y simbologías y prácticas… Read more »