This is the most important archaeological site in this valley, only 13 miles from Cusco, set in the hills at an altitude of ... More
Tipon Archaeological Park
This is the most important archaeological site in this valley, only 13 miles from Cusco, set in the hills at an altitude of 13,000 and 10,500 feet. A huge wall that reaches 33-50 feet in height surrounds the ruins. Tipón was an agricultural site in a U-shaped basin, which also held ceremonial buildings and living quarters. The underground water channels and above-ground irrigation systems supplied the whole area with abundant water. Pucará, at almost 13,000 feet, has an urban and agricultural sector and a remarkable view.
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 ...
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 ...
One of the most imposing buildings in the city, the cathedral is among the first built in the Americas (preceded
only by the cathedrals of Mexico and Lima). La Catedral was built upon the palace of Inca Viracocha and ...