Staring point for our tour. Great place to look through history and religion…..love beautiful old cathedrals for all the vastness, symbolic references
I read the history of San Martín de Porres, when i visited this Church, My knees was injured in Anamanti Island but i enjoy My vacation, the burn, pain, was cured. Visit and require the Help of San Martín, and wait the answer!
Go visit this if you want to see the stone masonary skills of the Incas on full display. The Spanish wiped out the Inca temples and built their churches on top of the Inca foundations. The church fell down in the earthquake, the Inca foundations survived. They had to rebuild the church. Here you can see the incredible skills of... More
It all seems sad that the Catholic Church/Spanish tore down so much in their 'conquest' of the Inkas. After the earthquake in the 1950's you can now see how the cathedral was built over the top of Inka temples and with the use of Inka stonework from other sites. It is a fasinating look at the Inka Temples, stonework and... More
The cathedral and convent are breathtaking. The artwork is fabulous. There are many interesting stories attached to the structure, and the architecture, which is a mixture of Incan and Spanish, is very interesting. It is lovely outside at night.
Built on the site of an Incan Temple, this is the most impressive building forming part of the awesome Plaza de Armas in the historic centre of Cusco. It fuses a great deal of Catholic theology with a smattering of Inca superstition. Completed in 1654 after 100 years of construction, using stones from neighbouring Inca temples in the hills around... More
This church offers a great way to understand how the Spanish conquest happened in South America. Inside the convent you find pieces of the most important temple of the Inka city, the temple of the sun (Coricancha). You can appreciate how the catholic church was literally built over the Inka temple as a way to show the power of the... More
Spaniards being conquerors not of the Incan type, built on top of the Temple of Sun here - it is a spectacular looking church but what's inside is the best - remains of the original temples - still in splendid shape - a testament to the original masons. The angles, the use of perfectly chiseled stones without mortar - that... More
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