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Private Half-Day Tour: Cusco Cathedral, Coricancha & Awanakancha Textile Center

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  • 4 hr

Start with a visit to the Coricancha, also known as the Temple of the Sun. The construction of which was ordered by Inca Pachacútec (1438-1471) and was used as base for the construction of the Santo Domingo Convent upon the arrival of the Spaniards. This is when the Sun (Inti, in Quechua) was worshipped during the Inca Empire and at the time of the Incas its walls were fully covered with gold sheets and its courtyards were planted with golden corn and life-size llamas. You will then go to the Cathedral, the most impressive building on the Main Square. Its construction started in 1560 and ended in 1654 approx. The Ecclesiastical Chapter ordered to extract and transport thousands of stones from the Sacsayhuamán fortress for this purpose. You will finally reach Awanakancha (en route to Pisac), after a scenic trip to the valley. It is a farm of South American camelids and showroom of textiles, where local families show the entire traditional process of weaving and making garments.

Itinerary Details

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Stop At: Qorikancha, Santo Domingo s/n, Cusco 08000, Peru

The tour starts with a visit to Santo Domingo Convent, a large Renaissance-baroque complex, which was built over the Inca Coricancha temple.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Cusco Cathedral, Portal Belen Plaza de Armas, Cusco 08002 Peru

The Cusco Cathedral has countless works from the Cusqueña school, combining the styles of European devotional painting of the 17th century, with the symbolism of indigenous artists from the Andes of Cusco

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Awana Kancha, Km. 23 Pista Cusco - Pisac, Cusco Peru

Awanakancha is a center for the exhibition of native animals, being the South American camelids.

Duration: 50 minutes