One of the most imposing buildings in the city, the cathedral is among the first built in the Americas (preceded only by the ... More
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 the temple of Suntur Wasi (House of God). Due to its prolonged construction delays, from 1538 to 1664, the facade has a Renaissance style, while the interior finish is Baroque. Wonders inside include the elaborately carved wooden altars made of cedar and alder and covered with gold leaf. Also view engraved silver work and an exquisite collection of paintings from the Escuela Cusqueño (Cusco School). Other masters are also represented. The collection includes Van Dyck's Christ on the Cross.
The Augustos Hotel is perfectly situated close to Cusco's main square in the downtown area but away from the noise,
just three miles from the Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport. While in Cusco, guests can take the city tour ...
About an hour by car from Cusco, Pisaqa (in Quechua "small bird") is located at the top of the Vilcanota
mountain range. Its polished terraces, systems of irrigation and astronomical observatory make it one of the most important historic ...
Plaza de Armas was known as Huacaypata (Warrior Square in quechua) in Inca times and is believed to have been
designed by Manco Cápac. A magnificent Cathedral and the Church of La Compañía flank it on two sides. The ...
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