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|The Cathedral of Cuzco And The La Compañía de Jesús Church|
From Our Hotel Room At The Picoaga Hotel
Originally The Old Mansion Of The Marquis Of Picoaga
|The Cathedral of Cuzco|
|On The Plaza de Armas The Front Part Of|
La Compañía de Jesús Church Peru
|The Front Part Of Capilla del Triunfo Cathedral Of Cusco Peru|
The Front Part Of Capilla del Triunfo Cathedral Of Cusco Peru
|The Spanish Version of "The Last Supper" Painted Just For Peru!|
By Marcos Zapata Showing Christ And The Apostles
Having Guinea-Pig, With A Glass Of Chicha!
Judas Has The Face Of Francisco Pizarro,
The Conquistador Credited With
The Capture And Murder Of The Inca Emperor, Atahualpa.
|A Drawing Of The Andean Cosmology? But, Authorities Are Not Sure!|
The Cathedral of Cuzco dominates the north-east side of the Plaza de Armas and sits on the foundations of Inca Viracocha’s palace.
The first Cusco Cathedral was built in 1539 at the Suntur Wasi, current Iglesia del Triunfo, but in 1560 there was an order to build a new cathedral on the Kiswir Kancha lot, palace of Inca Wiracocha.
The design is constituted by a latin-cross base, the façade has a Renaissance style, very ornamental, and it contains the best work of colonial goldsmiths and wood carvers. It also contains a valuable collection of canvases from the Escuela Cusqueña (Academy of Cusco).
There are two auxiliary chapels on its both sides: Capilla del Triunfo and Jesus, Maria y Jose.
The building process had two parts. First, they constructed the Capilla del Triunfo over the old Suntur Wasi (House of God) temple. Afterwards, they erected the cathedral over the Palace of Inca Wiracocha.
The Spanish in conspiricy with the Roman Catholic Church made every attempt to keep the native people in line by the use of religion. One attempt that is shown in the Cathedral is a painting of "The Last Supper" by Marcos Zapata. It shows Christ and the Apostles about to dine on guinea-pig, washed down with a glass of chicha!
We were at The Cathedral Of Cusco at about 5:15 PM on the afternoon of April 18, 2006.
The first choice of where to go in order to visit The Cathedral Of Cusco, in Cusco, Peru is to fly to Cusco, Peru.
The Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport (IATA: CUZ, ICAO: SPZO) is located in the city of Cusco, in southeastern Peru. Cusco is a principal tourist attraction in Latin America, and it receives various domestic flights as well as some international flights.
There are several really nice hotels in Cusco.
There are also several Guided Tour Agencies offering standard city, and archaeological tours of Cusco and the surrounding area.
This page is for information purposes only and while we have made every effort to be accurate, it is the travelers responsibility to make the appropriate choice as to which hotels to use in Peru.
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