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The legend says that Manco Capac and his sister - wife Mama Occlo came out of the Lake Titicaca ordered by the God father to found a city where they could set a rod of gold which was given them from the god. After a long journey, the first two Incas arrived to the Valley of the Huatanay River where they could sank without efforts the rod of gold, the Valley where they finally founded the city of Cuzco is also called now the "world navel" and the cradle of the Incas.
In 1438, with the arrival of power, Cusco became the most important Andean town, capital of Tahuantinsuyo, the Inca Empire extended from Ecuador to the North of Argentina, Chile and Colombia. Pachacutec and the Inca who followed him were building a beautiful form of Puma city (Cusco), whose head was represented by the fortress of Sacsayhuaman, the palaces and temples, such as the Koricancha, where there were several temples dedicated to the lightning in the Rainbow, the Moon, Sun, walls covered with gold and precious stones. Cusco was surrounded by strategically Inca constructions as Sacsayhuaman Pukapukara, Tambomachay, Qenqo, or the Sacred Valley (Pisac, Ollantaytambo) to Machu Picchu.
March 23, 1534 Francisco Pizarro leads the Spanish Cusco Foundation. The conquistadores re-use
great Inca constructions to build their own palaces and churches, such as the Cathedral and the convent of Santo Domingo, built on the Koricancha.
Today, the archaeological capital of South America is a city with more than 500,000 inhabitants,
A fusion between an urban environment and pre-Columbian monuments like Sacsayhuaman and Koricancha that served like base for the construction of gems of colonial miscegenation as the Cathedral, the Church and the convent of the Merced.
It is this beautiful city and its region that we offer you to discover.
Cusco the “Archaeological capital of the Americas” seen as the oldest continuously inhabited city is a beautiful city riddled with contrasts between the indigenous styles and the modern w...Read more
The Sacred Valley of the Incas was undoubtedly a key area of settlement to the Incas. Its pleasurable climate and fertile plains make a rare and fruitful combination for the high Andes. The ...Read more