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Walking Tour Cusco

Walking Tour Cusco

Visited Areas

Barrio de San Blas - Inca Museum - Historic Regional Museum (Casa Garcilazo) - San Pedro Marketplace

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Professional guide in your language

We will pick you up from your hotel at 8:00. We then begin our walk through the Historic Center of Cusco, starting from the incomparable Plaza de Armas of Cusco. Continuing through the most picturesque neighborhood of Cusco, called as El Barrio of San Blas, neighborhood of artisans. Located four blocks from the main square. One of the most attractive neighborhoods of Cusco. Just like the name implies, it houses the most well- known artists of the city. It has narrow and steep streets, like the one shown, where charming colonial buildings were built on both sides of the street. In present, there are families that offer accommodation to tourists and show their well-known Andean hospitality and friendship, as well as their customs and meals to the visitors.

Visiting Inca Museum: This museum is a very valuable place because it brings together in a chronologically manner the Inca history in its various stages. Its collections contain so much history that an hour would not be enough to see and appreciate the Inca culture. Many details, as small it may be, might take one story to another.

The first floor exhibits the earlier Peruvian cultures, which then goes on to show the development of the Incas. Its visiting paths allow us to see collection of artifacts, among them includes metallurgy, lithic, textile, architecture, mummies, drinking vessels, ceramics, gold, and silverworks.

Next, we will be visiting the Regional Historical Museum (Garcilaso House). It is one of the most visited museums in the city. The museum used to be the birthplace of the mestizo writer Inca Garcilaso de la Vega, famous for his Royal Commentaries. This mansion, converted into a Regional Historical Museum since 1946, is a reliquary of colonial art and is located just two blocks from the Plaza de Armas. Going through its interior is like entering another time to get to know the daily life of an exalted mestizo from Cusco. It has an important collection of paintings from the Cusqueña School. The museum also contains several saints related paintings such as San Ignacio Obispo, Santa Marta and San Sebastian. There are also wooden sculptures which belongs to Bernardo Bitti, as well as works by Pablo Chilli Tupa, Antonio Vilca, Gerónimo Gutiérrez, and Diego Quispe Tito.

Exhibition
Valuable historical documents, collection of objects from the pre-Inca period: ceramics from pre-Inca cultures of Cusco and the country, Inca textiles, agricultural tools and Inca musical instruments.
Painting and metal objects from the colonial period. Colonial architecture: chapels bathed in gold leaf; Cuzco balconies (furniture). Colonial and republican coins. Traveling exhibition room of contemporary art.
At the end of the tour, we will visit San Pedro Marketplace, the traditional local market of Cusco. Part of Experiential Tourism, Any travel itinerary should include the San Pedro Market, especially if you want a fascinating, fun, and cultural experience. The San Pedro Market is one of the best places to learn about the Andean Culture.

  • Able to hear Quechua language pronounced correctly.
  • Will able to feel the mixture of smells of local products and flowers.
  • You can see textile handicrafts and some places where they are made, in a typical way.
  • See the "local ingredients" with which the traditional meals of Cuzco are prepared.
  • Enjoy delicious local meals and desserts.

NOT INCLUDED:

  • Entrance to Inca Museum (S/ 10.00 soles)
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