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Cuzco Landmarks and Historic sites

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Landmarks and Historic sites


1 Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption
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Rank: 4 About 38

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2 Iglesia de la Compañía de Jesús
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Rank: 6 About 38

Address: Plaza De Armas, Cusco + Share


3 Qorikancha and Santo Domingo Convent
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Rank: 7 About 38

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4 The Fortress of Sacsayhuaman
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An imposing example of Inca military architecture, Sacsayhuaman is located 2 km from the city of Cuzco. The fortress was hewn from vast granite blocks to protect the city from marauding tribes from the eastern jungle, the Antis ...

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5 Cristo Blanco
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Rank: 12 About 38

The statue of Cristo Blanco (White Christ) is located on top of a hill high above Cuzco, Peru, and is only about a ten minute hike from the Sacsayhuamán ruins. The statue depicts Christ extending his arms to the sides, not unlike the statue...

Reviewed by: Leighton
Address: Cusco, Perù + Share


6 Iglesia de San Francisco
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Rank: 16 About 38

The Iglesia de San Francisco, in Cuzco, is one of Peru's more conservative looking churches. Built in the 1500's, this church is one of the few houses of prayer in the area that didn't have to be rebuilt after a colossal earthquake...

Reviewed by: Leighton
Address: Cuzco, Peru + Share


7 Santa Clara
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Rank: 20 About 38

Constructed in the mid-16th century, the Iglesia y Monasterio (Church and Monastery) de Santa Clara was designed by famous South American architect Brother Manuel Pablo. The exterior is interesting because the...

Reviewed by: Leighton
Address: Cuzco, Peru + Share


Qoyllur Rit'i
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Rank: 27 About 38

Each year the people of the district of Ocongate (Quispicanchis) perform a ritual whose external aspect appears to be the image of Christ, but whose real objective is to bring Man closer to Nature. The ritual, associated...

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8 Colegio La Merced
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With its motto translating to “Free to Release,” the Colegio La Merced de Cuzco (The Mercy College of Cusco) exists in Peru to provide education to those who wish to...

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Address: Tupac Amaru, Cuzco, Peru + Share


Inti Raymi
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Rank: 32 About 38

The Winter Solstice in the southern hemisphere and the local harvests are the driving force behind the greatest, most majestic pre-Hispanic ceremony to render homage to the sun. Today, the Inti Raymi festival evokes the splendid Inca ritual...

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The Koricancha Temple
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Koricancha is a classic example of the fusion of Inca and Western cultures, and was one of the most important temples in the Tahuantinsuyu. Its finely polished stone walls were used as the foundations of the Convent of Santo Domingo....

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The Shrines of Qenqo and Tambomachay
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Two areas near Cuzco that feature some superlative religious architecture are the shrines of Qenqo and Tambomachay. Qenqo is a vast rocky hilltop carved into staircases, holes and channels, probably built to store the chicha (fermented ...

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