Situated in the Peruvian Andes, Cusco (sometimes referred to as Cuzco) developed, under the Inca ruler Pachacutec, into a ... More
City of Cusco
Situated in the Peruvian Andes, Cusco (sometimes referred to as Cuzco) developed, under the Inca ruler Pachacutec, into a complex urban centre with distinct religious and administrative functions. It was surrounded by clearly delineated areas for agricultural, artisan and industrial production. When the Spaniards conquered it in the 16th century, they preserved the basic structure but built Baroque churches and palaces over the ruins of the Inca city.
The order of Nuestra Señora de la Merced was the third Catholic order to arrive in Cusco, having founded its
convent in 1542. The tower of the church is of Baroque style and has one of the most beautiful ...
The Dominicans were the first Catholic order to arrive in Cusco. They constructed this convent upon Koricancha ("Field of Gold"),
the most important Inca sanctuary that was dedicated to the cult of the Sun, and where they stored their ...
About two and a half hours by car from Cusco, this Inca town has maintained the integrity of its design.
Next to the plaza Hanan Huacaypata, there are 15 blocks with large houses built upon Inca fields of wrought ...