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City Tour – 1/2 Day

City Tour – 1/2 Day

Overview

This tour combines the best attractions within and around the city. Start your visit, exploring the wonderful city of Cusco, visiting its most outstanding attractions such as Qoricancha, a famous Inca temple dedicated to Sun God, the magnificent Cathedral of Cusco, which is home to beautiful works of colonial art, the imposing fortress of Sacsayhuaman built with huge blocks of limestone placed marvelously, and the ancient Inca shrines like Tambomachay, Qenqo, and Puca Pucara .

  • Departures: Daily
  • Duration: half-day
  • Availability in : Private & Group service

Places to Visit

  • Cathedral of Cusco
  • Qoricancha (Temple of the Sun)
  • Archaeological Site of Sacsayhuaman
  • Archaeological Site of Qenqo
  • Archaeological Site of Tambomachay
  • Archaeological Site Puca Pucara

Detailed

Starting Time

  • Group Service: 13:30 hrs to 18:30 hrs
  • Private Service:  (9:00 – 13:00) or (13:30 – 18:00)

Maximum Elevation: 3765 m/12352ft
Minimum Elevation:3360 m/11023ft

DESCRIPTION OF THE PLACES TO VISIT

Cathedral of Cusco

Located in the Plaza de Armas of the city, is a jewel of colonial architecture and it was erected over ancient Inca palaces of the Kiswarcancha and the Suntur Wasi. The construction of the present church started in 1559 and lasted until 1669, in its interior keeps and impressionant artistic work which combine different icons of the Andean religiosity with the Christian religion. And a clear example is the painting of the last supper with Andean elements as the guinea pig (cuy) that appears on the table replacing the lamb, and many other more that decorate the walls of the Cathedra. All of them belong to the artistic current called now the cuzquenian school painted during the XVII and XVIII century, In addition there are beautiful altars gilded with gold and some of them with silver plates and there are beautiful religious images of saints and virgins elaborated by talented indigenous hands, that decorated the chapels of the church.

Qoricancha

Located within the city of Cusco, the ancient temple of Coricancha was the most important sacred Inca temple where worshipped various gods especially the Inti (Sun). Its precincts finely carved in stone and perfectly joined, were once richly adorned with golden and silver plates and housed the embalmed bodies of the Inca kings dressed in their most precious jewels. With the arrival of the conquistadors, The Qoricancha was stripped of its wealth and some of its precincts were knocked down to build the colonial church of Santo Domingo. But it is still possible to admire its solid walls stony witnesses of a glorious past.

Sacsayhuaman

Located at 2 Kms from the city. It is the remains and foundations of a colossal Inca building built during the reign the sovereign inca Pachacutec in the 15th century. According to the colonial Chronicles was a temple dedicated to the Sun God, and in its construction more than 20,000 men worked to erect its walls with huge limestone blocks that weigh between 80 to 100 tons in addition to being perfectly assembled on each other.

Every June 24th is celebrated the Inti Raymi or Festival of the Sun, and in September the Warachicuy .. (Evidence of initiation of adulthood).

Qenqo

Located at 3 km from the city. It was a sacred shrine of the Inca era, built around a rocky outcrop, in where the Incas carved stone altars for worshipping their gods with religious and magical ceremonies.

Puca Pucara

At 7 km of the Cusco city. Puca Pucara was an important administrative center to control the entry to Tambomachay’s Shrine and the Inca trail to the Sacred valley.Its name means red fortress in the Quechua local languaje, and it is composed of buildings,granaries and religious areas.its location provides and spectacular views over the Cusco valley..

Tambomachay

At 8 Km from the city, the water fountains of Tambomachay have played an important religious function linked to water and the regeneration of life during the Inca period. The walls of polygonal style perfectly together and decorated with trapezoidal openings present to us its important role in the Andean religiosity.

Included / Not Included

Includes

  • Pick up from your hotel.
  • Tourist Transportation
  • Professional tour guide

Not included

  • Entrances fees.
  • Extra expenses.

What You Need

  • Camera, jacket, sun hat, sunglasses, rain poncho.

Prices

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