Cuzco has many buildings from the colonial period.
When the Spaniards colonized the Incan capital, part of the domination was to build on top of the Incan building including the Qorikancha (Temple of the Sun).
We visited Incan sites near Cuzco; the names have many spelling variations. Tambo Machay is a small site with springs and beautiful fountains very close to the red fortress of Pucapucara.
Kenko includes circular amphitheater with niches and a cave with carved tables and steps inside.
Sacsayhuaman zigzags in the hills just a few miles above Cuzco. The walls are huge with rounded corners. A rock concert was planned for Sunday and then the Inti Rayni party was to take place later in the week to celebrate the Winter Solstice.
|In preparation for the celebration of Inti Rayni, there were parades throughout the city all day and through the evening.|
pIt was very relaxing to come back from the crowds to the Monasterio which was only a couple of blocks off the Plaza del Armas.