City Tour in the city of Cusco you will know the most impressive archaeological and religious tourist places of the city of Cusco, Peru.
This tour is made daily from 13:00 hours starting with Qoricancha or Coricancha known as the temple of the Sun an important center of worship, continuing to visit archaeological sites outside the city as Sacsayhuaman a megalithic construction, Qenko considered as an underground chamber where mummifications were made, Puca Pucara and Tambomachay, important archaeological centers of religious character of the Inca culture.
Although it is possible to visit these places on your own, the best way is to do it with the City Tour Cusco.
The Coricancha is one of the most important religious centers of the Inca empire, it is stone constructions are even more perfect than Machu Picchu.
It was covered with gold, silver until before the Spanish conquest. They built there the Convent of Santo Domingo (which houses paintings from the Cusco school) on top of the Coricancha.
Sacsayhuaman is one of the most enigmatic places on the planet for its immensity and precision, there you can see stones up to nine meters high and more than 120 tons. They all fit together with incredible precision.
The Spaniards believed that the enclosure was the work of the devil. Hard battles between Incas and Europeans took place there. The Inti Raymi or sun festival is also celebrated there on June 24 of each year.
Qenqo was an Inca ceremonial center whose constructions were dedicated to mother earth, highlights a space called amphitheater where the Incas had to place their dead in trapezoidal niches.
The biggest attraction are its underground labyrinths, Qenqo in Quechua (language of the Incas) means ‘Labyrinth’.
Puca Pucara is known as the ‘Red Fortress’, this thanks to the amount of iron present in its stones and the reddish tone they acquire at dusk, this place was used as a military post and resting place for the troops of the Inca, perhaps its main function was to take care of Tambomachay and Sacsayhuaman.
Here you can also see fountains, aqueducts and other Inca constructions.
Tambomachay is one of the most beautiful archeological sites, its Inca constructions worship water. Even today, after several centuries, its canals are still flowing water, the enclosure is also formed by a set of finely carved rocks, waterfalls, canals and aqueducts fed by springs.