Peru

Peru Attractions

In this article, I will discuss the top 20 experiences in Peru, according to the guidebook lonely Planet. Why does this version of the guidebook? It’s simple. I have long been using the guides of this publishing house in my travels. I like them for the wonderful fusion of practical and general information on the countries and their attractions. And… Read more →

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Archaeological Complex of Sillustani

Sitting on rolling hills on the Lake Umayo peninsula, the funerary towers of Sillustani (admission S10; h8am-5pm) stand out for miles against the desolate altiplano landscape. The ancient Colla people who once dominated the Lake Titicaca area were a warlike, Aymara-speaking tribe, who later became the southeastern group of the Incas. They buried their nobility in chullpas (funerary towers), which… Read more →

Temple of La Compañía de Jesús

Visiting Hours : Monday through Friday 9 a.m. – 5:15 p.m. / Saturday and Sunday 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. Location : Plaza de Armas. Cusco The original temple was built in 1571 on the lands of the ancient Amarucancha, palace of the Inca Huayna Cápac. It was rebuilt around 1688 after the 1650… Read more →

San Blas neighbourhood

Visiting Hours : Daytime. Location : 4 blocks from the Plaza de Armas. Cusco Named “T’oqokachi or hueco de sal” (salt hole), with steep, narrow streets and lovely colonial-style houses. It is known as the artisan’s neighbourhood. Many families offer accommodation in their homes. Read more →

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Archbishop’s Palace and The Stone of Twelve Angles

Cusco The building is a viceregal structure with Arab influences, erected on the foundations of the palace of the Inca Roca. Currently it is the central office for the Museum of Religious Art. On Hatunrumiyoc street one can admire an ancient Inca wall that was part of the palace of the Inca Roca, and which is an amazing example of… Read more →

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Cuzco Cathedral

Visiting Hours : Mon – Sun 10.00 am to 6.00 pm, including public holidays. Location : Plaza de Armas. Cusco Construction occurred in two phases: first the Chapel of Triumph was built on what had been the ancient temple of Suntur Wasi (House of God); afterwards, the cathedral was erected on the palace of the Inca Wiracocha. The Renaissance style… Read more →

Cuzco Plaza de Armas

Visiting Hours : Daytime and at night. Location : Surrounded by the city’s cathedral and the Compañía de Jesús. Cusco In Inca times, it was called “Huacaypata,” a Quechua word meaning a place of meeting or of weeping. It was an important ceremonial site, where the Inti Raymi or Festival of the Sun was celebrated each year. It was also… Read more →

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Chinchero village

The colonial church, with beautiful Cuzco school paintings, is a highlight. On Sundays, a fair is held in which traders and farmers exchange their products through a system of bartering. The area features important archaeological sites (3,772 masl). Hours: Daytime. location: 28 km north-west of Cuzco (45 minutes by car). Read more →

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Maras village

  It was an important town during colonial times, as is evidenced by its churches and the mansions that still bear the crests of noble indigenous families on their facades. Today its main economic activity is agriculture. Hours: Daytime. location: 48 km north-west of Cusco (1 hour by car). Read more →

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Moray Archaeological Complex

The space comprises 4 slightly elliptical galleries, which the local inhabitants call “muyus”. The biggest gallery has a depth of 45 metres and the average height of each terrace is 1.8 metres. It was an important centre of agricultural experimentation during the Inca period. The inhabitants managed to recreate the diverse ecological levels of the Tahuantinsuyo empire through the use… Read more →