Reviews Cuzco (5) Attractions Hotels  Flights More
Art & Culture, Adventure, Hospitable...
Free download Pdf guide of Cuzco Download now

Plaza Tupac Amaru in Cuzco

Cuzco Parks and Garden: Information about Plaza Tupac Amaru

Info about Plaza Tupac Amaru

Rating: 3.4 5
Rank: 31 About 38

Category: Parks and Gardens
Address: Cusco, Peru

Reviews Plaza Tupac Amaru

Reviewed by: Leighton



Plaza Tupac Amaru

Located just east of the center of Cuzco, Peru, Plaza Tupac Amaru is situated in the El Ovalo neighborhood of the famous city. The Plaza is a monumental park, dedicated to Túpac Amaru II, perhaps the most important figure in Cuzco's revolt against Spanish control in the late 18th century.

The plaza features a large sculpture of Amaru riding a horse into battle, and commemorates his role as a key player in the (unfortunately failed) fight for Peru's independence and native rights. The park is primarily constructed out of stone, with steps leading up to the inspirational statue. The park also features a fountain area enclosed by a small fence.

Amaru's revolution claimed the lives of more than 90,000 people, both natives and Spaniards alike. Although Amaru was captured and killed in 1871, his rebellion lasted for another year after his death. The native Indians and Mestizos of Peru proclaimed Tupac Amaru II “King of America” for his leadership and sacrifices throughout his life. He is a man who will not soon be forgotten in South American history.


Maybe you might also be interested in:

Hiking Trail day trips from Cuzco - 1.8 mi

Cuzco has some of the best options for hiking in of Peru. Perhaps the best-known is the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, as the ending point is the famously mysterious city in the sky. Machu Picchu is an anomaly because it's an entire city built...

Reviewed by: Editorial Staff
Address: Cusco, Peru
Category: Nature and Sport

Machu Picchu: One of the Wonders of the World - 1.9 mi

The ancient Inca citadel of Machu Picchu is the star attraction of Cuzco. Discovered in 1911 by US explorer Hiram Bingham, the citadel is deemed one of the world's finest examples of landscape architecture. Machu Picchu...

Reviewed by: Editorial Staff
Address: Sitio de Machu Picchu, Aguas Calientes, Perù
Category: Sightseeings

Extreme sports in Action Valley - 2.1 mi

For an uncontrollable burst of adrenaline in Peru, look no further than Action Valley. Located just a little more than ten kilometers outside of Cuzco, Action Valley attracts thrill seekers from all over the world. The official Action Valley...

Reviewed by: Editorial Staff
Address: Sta. Teresa Street Nº 325, Cusco
Category: Nature and Sport

Latest reviews Cuzco

Overall rating: 6
  The best time to visit Peru is any month of the year. But, the dry season is from May to September... Next  

Photos Cuzco



Enter your reviews, photos and travelogue about  about Cuzco

Enter  Your property  to Cuzco

Publish  Your travel services  to Cuzco