Classic program of Cusco City Tour
Posted on : 26 February 2021
This Classic program of Cusco City Tour is a tour to the most emblematic archaeological sites of Cusco. It starts at the Cathedral of Cusco and continues to towards the Temple of the Sun (Qoricancha). Then continue to the 4 ruinas Cusco, which are Saqsayhuaman, Qenqo, Puca Pucara, Tambomachay. This tour ends in the center of the city of Cusco.
You can do this tour with a shared group or in a private group.
If you want to have more time to take photos and walk at your own pace through the 4 ruinas Cusco, We can arrange this tour with your time and your desire for you.
Here is a description of the places we will visit on this tour:
The Cathedral of Cusco is the main church of the city. It is located northeast of the Plaza de Armas. In the Inca Empire, in this location was the SUNTURWASI or Palace of the Inca Wiracocha. The Cathedral of Cusco has fourteen pillars that define the distribution of the twenty-four rib vaults. The 24 vaults are supported by basic structures formed by 21 stone arches and 32 arches. It should be noted that the structure that supports the weight of the entire cathedral and most of the material with which it was built is the andesite stone (andesita rock) that is abundant in the city of Cusco.
The Temple of the Sun (Qoricancha) is a temple that was dedicated to the Sun God. There were many religious ceremonies held to worship the sun, the stars, the moon, in the empire of the Incas. When the Spanish arrived in Cusco, they saw a golden sun in the distance, so they ordered the templeof the Gos SUN to be disappeared. After that, the dominicans built a Catholic temple. It is the one we see in the Sol avenue.
Saqsayhuaman is the Inca fortress closest to the city of Cusco and it is part of the 4 ruinas Cusco. It is believed that the Incas used this fortress as an astronomical viewpoint because it has Zig Zag shape of the buildings resemble a lightning bolt or a snake (snake was considered a deity).
Qenqo is a geological stone formation that the Incas adapted as places of worship of death and places of astronomy. Until now, much information about the purpose of Qenqo is unknown. Qenqo is made up of two parts: Qenqo Grande and Qenqo Chico
Puca Pucara is an Inca fortress that shows terraces, water channels, and rooms built of stone. Its name PUCA PUCARA refers to the color of the stones when sunset falls on.
Tambomachay is a set of water channels, fountains and 3-level platforms through which water circulates. His name TAMBOMACHAY refers to the resting place, since it is believed that the Inca governor came to this place to take baths and rest accompanied by his entourage. You can get to know Tambomachay by booking City tour Cusco with Peru private tours.