Tourist ticket Cusco
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This document gives you access to 16 tourist attractions in Cusco and its surroundings. You will have the chance to visit the site Saqsayhuaman: the Inca fortress, which was originally built for defensive purposes, lies 3700 meters above sea level, it overlooks the ancient Inca capital. This huge fortress was erected on the initiative of the Inca Pachacutec.
Tambomachay, in Quechua, tampu mach'ay means "place of rest" so this is an archaeological site located about seven kilometers from Cuzco, close to the site Pukapukara. This site is closely linked to the ancient rituals with the use of water. The most famous ritual is to put water on yourself for Youth symbol, and not aging.
Pukapukara, Puca Pucara name in Quechua means "the red fortress" because of the red hue at sunset take the stones of the fortress. These are the ruins of a military construction that is part of the defense system of Cuzco.
Q'enqo: the original name of this temple is not known, the Spanish conquistadors gave the name of Q'enqo, the Quechua word means "labyrinth" certainly due to underground galleries (kind of cave) and the form of small channels carved on rocks zigzag. It was an important place for rituals and sacrifices.
Guests can also enjoy the beauty of sites such as Pisac, Ollantaytambo, Chinchero, Moray Tambomachay yet! These sites are part of the Sacred Valley! This valley was once very popular among the Incas for its geographical and climatic characteristics.
Pisac, located 32 km from Cusco by a paved road. This place has two distinct parts: the colonial village that borders the river and the fortress, perched at 600 m on a rocky outcrop. This place is reputed to be the most practical starting point for exploring the Sacred Valley.
Ollantaytambo is the finest preserved example of Inca town planning. The huge steep terraces mark one of the few places where the conquistadors lost a major battle.
Chinchero was called for a long time the "birthplace of the rainbow sky." This village is just above Cusco. The site consists of Inca ruins, a typical Andean village, a colonial church and the Sunday handicraft market. Of course you can contemplate the mountains from the top of the village.
Moray, is actually like a deep amphitheater. We see different levels of terraces. It is thought that the Incas would have used as a laboratory to determine the optimal conditions for their culture because each terrace one feels a different microclimate from the previous. From this place, you can continue if you wish to Salines of Maras (6km). These are not included in the Bolleto. Nevertheless, these white rice prices! You will be asked only 3 soles per person. Salt was also important to the Incas than for Europeans. It was an important element of food preservation, a medium of exchange with other cultures, but also served as an offering to the gods.
One should also not miss Tipon! First, the site is much less known than others in the Sacred Valley. It is located about 50 minutes from Cusco and you will appreciate the expertise of the Incas in complex piping systems and irrigation. They were collecting rainwater for reuse for agricultural purposes.
Pikillacta means "the place of the chip" is the major site of Huari civilization that flourished in the 11th century. It is a fortified city, but the masonry is less elaborate than the Incas.
Do not hesitate to make a turn at the monument Pachacuteq! This is not a simple statue but a real museum inside this tower that traces the history of this ancient Inca emperor! And the top of it, you will realize the splendidité of this city!
At the museum level you also find your happiness is included the Museum of History of the Region, Municipal Museum of Contemporary Art or the Art of folk and finally the site of Qoricancha.
The Museum of History of the Region Inca perfectly traces the history of Cusco. Objects recovered from the time you will allow to illustrate this story that will seem more concrete.
Getting to the Municipal Museum of Contemporary Art or the Art of the People's another way to discover this Inca culture. These museums are very interesting and allow to have a different spirit of openness to all these traditions.
There is also the museum site of Qoricancha. It is quite small and it is located on Avenida del Sol. It consists of five parts which are listed in pre-Incan history, Inca and colonial. Some mummies are shown in the explanations relating to that location. In Quechua, means "enclosure of gold", which is the most sacred place of the Inca Empire. Also called Temple of the Sun, it is placed just below the church Santo Domingo.
And finally, we have the Centro Qosqo de Arte Nativo: for nearly an hour, you will pass before you, shows, and folk dances typical of many colors. A little advice, it is best to arrive early to not expect too much!