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Convento de Santa Catalina, Cusco

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Religious Site
Head to the 16th-century Convento de Santa Catalina to see where women from rich and powerful families came to live a life of chastity, obedience, and continual prayer and work. A dimly lit interior, quiet atmosphere, and mannequins dressed as nuns provide an insight into convent life. Today, roughly 20 nuns live in the northern quarter of the convent, while the rest is open to the public. Plan to visit Convento de Santa Catalina during your Cusco vacation using our convenient Cusco trip generator.
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  • A place with great history and is well know it, the entrance is 40 soles, it is not cheap, but this is well, a city within the city, is very good. The ideal is to do it with a guide who takes you 20 soles, for awhile too, I do not remember, but if delays you 10 minutes of that time, they charge you the difference, and carry you very fast. Worth a go, it's nice
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  • Convento Santo Domenico Superbe cloister in polished slabs, built by the Spanish invaders on a temple of the Inca, the religious skimming along the Inka site but maintaining its foundations and its wonderful cut stones. Cuzco was the capital of the Inca empire, the center of the world thought, an empire which would go from Lisbon to Moscow... Archaeological research and the protection of the UNESCO helped preserve the Inka roots and find the gardens and the water supply. Today this Convento Santo Domenico is a nice illustration of the religious syncretism of the 16th century, or was it the pragmatism of the Jesuits who incorporated the Inca cosmogony in the Catholic religion in order to convert these dominated peoples, while in Europe in the 16th century the Inquisition dominated. saqsayhuaman is an amazing site, with on one side the mountain source of stones, and the other a ceremonial site, Inka, built with megaliths up to 150 tons, trimmed and adjusted without Binder, to build terraces to the multiple stairs, on several acres. This site is now hosted every June 21, winter solstice in the southern hemisphere, to wish the return of the Sun. The Sun is central in the Inca cosmogony, and Peruvians value a past glorious found in all museums. , Pukapukara, Tambomachay behind the mountain lies the Sacred Valley, and there are paths that climb to the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu on its flanks. Foot travelers coming from this sacred Valley began by meeting with a worship place Tambomachay, then a fortress of Pukapukara that monitors and loop the Cuzco Valley, before reaching the capital of the Inca Empire. In another sense, the fortress of Pukapukara added to his office that relay, weapons and supplies, until the traveller strengthens his spirituality to Tambomachay and continue its long and difficult road to the Sacred Valley. qenqo Q' q'enqo is a site above Cuzco, both ceremonial with the grotto of mummies, and site producer of cut stones. A labyrinth walks within this block of stones. All around, archaeological research update terraces, sites, spaces... The Inca culture still has a lot of surprises and discoveries. The Inkas were wonderfully advanced ceramic techniques, construction, weaving, but they did not have the wheel, or the powder before meeting with Pizarre. Cuzco, capital of the Empire, leaving paths that roamed him from the South to the North, over 6000 km, with Torchbearers running 4 to 7 km according to the terrain, and the first relay every 100 km and seconds for couriers! We still don't know how they cut and assembled the stones at mm, without any binder. The Spanish invaders looted gold and silver, and eradicated culture and technical.
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  • Place a guide must accompany it. One of the most interesting parts of the historic Tour.
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  • nice
  • All these rooms without window, no one else in the Museum, it is actually a good way to get into the mindset of a cloistered nun. On the other hand, be squarely in the black in two of the rooms and find the flashlight, two models of sisters elongated and motionless, it was a little scary.
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  • There are restaurants in santa catalina but the best restaurant is the arches of santa catalina where you eat well rich and you serve at home.
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  • Nice place