Explore Cusco with Peruvian Connection’s Experts
Located in the Peruvian Andes, Cusco or Qosqo – The navel of the world – was the funding of the large Inca Empire some nine hundred years back. The empire grown to its summit under the leadership of the Inca Pachacutec, into an elaborated urban center with distinctive religious and administrative features. When the Spaniards dominated it in the 16th century, they maintained the basic framework but built Baroque churches as well as palaces over the ruins of the Inca city.
Stated by UNESCO as a Social Heritage of Humankind, the whole area is covered by archaeological remains, makings of this city, an incredible amalgam of the Inca funding as well as colonial city. In Cusco, we could find walls of diligently cut granite, straight-lined streets running within the walls, ruins of the Sun Temple, once covered with sculptures of precious metals and also as remains of the colonial city: newly whitewashed squat residences, Palaces and also the magnificent Baroque churches which achieved the impossible fusion of the Plateresco, Mudejar or Churrigueresco styles.
Enjoy and Experience the ancient Inca Capital and also heart of the Spanish colonial past. It is unquestionably one of the most intriguing places in South America.
It was possibly the most adored temple of the funding city of Cusco. The wall surfaces as well as floors were when covered in sheets of solid gold, and its surrounding courtyard was full of golden life size sculptures. Spanish records tell of its luxury that was “incredible beyond belief”.
This fortress is a mystic and ancient archaeological site. It is a big walled complex near the city of Cusco. The enormous blocks, the biggest being over 27 ft. high as well as weighting by the most conservative an estimate of 360 tons, are completely straightened.
San Blas neighborhood
Recognized as the cradle of fantastic Andean artisans, it is among the most charming places in the city and also its tranquil silent, makes the walk through its streets an amazing experience, which at night is colored dress to visitors to the rhythm of the Andes music.
San Pedro Market
Colorful and also dynamic, is not to be missed. This market is made by Peruvians, for Peruvians. You will delight in seeing a traditional neighborhood market and also the local day-to-day lifestyle.
Also known as the Andean Sistine Chapel. To open its doors is to reveal a dazzling variety of wall surface paints and frescoes contrasted by a richly glowing opulent altarpiece sculpted from wood. The art work, abundant in red and also gold paint, informs effective spiritual stories.
All trip prices are per person based on double occupancy, are subject to change without notice and do not include airfare. All prices and fares are quoted in U.S. dollars.