The city of Cusco is located in a valley at an altitude of 3500 meters before coming of the Spaniards, there was the capital of the Incas in the city had many temples, later destroyed by the Spaniards. At the site of the largest Catholic churches were built ...
This preserved foundation of the former Temple of the Sun - the main temple of the city. On the field in front of him, according to the Spaniards, was a garden of golden trees in full size ... Now on this spot a Catholic cathedral.
It used to be that, apart from the foundation of the ancient temple there was nothing left. But then, during the earthquake collapsed the walls of some churches. And behind them were found surviving walls of temples of the Sun, Moon and Lightning. Now they are open and laid up and can be seen.
In the center of the church yard - the sacred stone. The Incas believed that this cup in the morning sun drinks the water. Earlier this cup, too, was covered with gold.
The ancient walls stood in the earthquake that destroyed a new structure of Spaniards, not by accident. The Incas were very skilled builders. Their buildings are highly mathematical precision.
Instead of laying the stones of the old bricks, they are simply plastered and painted. Here the left of the painting, so you can see, looked like "disguised" the wall at the time of the conquistadors.
Resolution of the City Hall, all the houses in Cusco must be covered with tiles!
Night in Cusco is very comfortable. Here you can calmly walk the streets at night.