DEPARTURES: Every Day.
DURATION: 5 hours (2 hours: 8:00 am – 1:00 pm or 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm)
PERIOD: All year.
This circuit takes about half a day, can be in the morning or afternoon, visit the most important temples is Cusco, our tour begins at 8:00 am and will observe different types of buildings in the path.
The construction of this monument took 132 years, receiving its final consecration in 1669. Today, now the icon of the city, this magnificent temple built on an area of over 4000 m2, preserved its 11 chapels, one vestry, one chapter house, 7 altarpieces, one choir under completely carved wood Cedar from Cuzco, work performed by an indigenous teacher and a Spanish teacher, being the ideological mentor the cathedral canon Diego Arias de la Cerda, also has more than 300 paintings and sculptures and different sizes.
The Compañia de Jesus, the universal church founded by St. Ignatius of Loyola, developed an intense pastoral activity in Cusco.
One expression of this is the majestic temple of the Jesuit Order, in full parade of the Imperial City, next to the Cathedral.
The pre-Hispanic city of Cusco, with an surprising urban area, owned canchas (neighborhoods) both administrative, social and religious, within this planning were the fields where corresponding to the dwellings of their rulers (Incas) is thus than a very short distance from the old square Quechua parade today in this city, in the area of the old road (ÑAN) to Antisuyo, stood the dwelling (called palace) of Inca Roqa, building blocks made of blocks of green diorite with polygonal style having semiciclópeos blocks, where is located the famous stone of twelve angles.
It is the oldest parish church in Cuzco built in the old Inca neighborhood of “toqokachi” in the year 1559, the most striking quality of this tourist precinct is continuing a spectacular pulpit carved in cedar wood that is the most amazing work of art Churrigueresque Spanish. Its development is attributed to Indian hands.
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