SACRED VALLEY OF THE
About the Sacred
Valley, it`s composed of mountains and valley connected by the
Urubamba river between the village of Pisaq and Ollantaytambo.
Precisely in those two place are located the most important
archeological sites of the region. Some historians sustain that
the according to the mythology, the valley had sacred character,
because the river that flows along the valley was finally
joining the milky way, the celestial river. For that reason in
the Sacred Valley built a series of sanctuaries to observe and
revere the constellations. The study for the Incas did in the
universe was recorded myths and in same chronicles Spanish, but
the greater part of this knowledge has been lost. However the
scholars have managed to outline an approximation of their
observations on the constellations, probably the Incas
classified as : The shining ones (joining the most brilliants
stars in order to create shapes), The dark ones (formed by the
dark zones of the universe). The figures obtained, but obviously
related to the world that surrounded the Andean culture of the
condor, llama, etc.
Itinerary of Sacred
It's the first way in this tour, it is situated in the highest
point of the sacred valley, at 33 Kms from the city of Cusco,
it's very interesting to visit pisaq, because the local people
are wearing their best clothes to show to the foreign people.
And also you must the market you can find the most beautiful
variety of handicraft besides you will have a tour at the Incas
Site of Pisaq where you can observe a huge system of terraces
for the cultive, as in the past by high slopes with amazing
pretric remain in which The Intiwatana is the most important.
It is located at 78 Kms. From the city of Cusco in the road
towards Pisaq. Situaded in the heart of the Sacred Valley of the
Incas. It was very popular for it's fertility. And also is
located in the bottom of the peaks of Chicon and Pumahuanca and
finally it's meeting the best typical food as the region of
Cusco, in which we are going to take our lunch.
following the tour schedule Ollantaytambo it's located in the
north zone of the Valley, at 97 Kms. From the city of Cusco. We
can find this fortress on the bank of Urubamba river. It is the
only Inca Site that keeps intact it's buildings which are used
as homes for living for its actual holders. On the top there is
the Temple of the Sun, built with huges rocks, the intiwatana,
the baths of the princess with an fantastic fountains, in the
other side of the mountain is meeting the lord Tunupa and under
him there are depots food.
The legend says that this name is due to the Cacique Ollanta who
had fall in love of Inca Pachakutec's daughter called kusi
Q'oyllur for that reason every year is celebrated the Ollantay
It's the last place of this tour, and to get to Chinchero we
have to come back to Urubamba and from there to Chinchero, once
more, we can see the Colonial church, which was built over the
Inka wall, and finally we gonna back to the city of Cusco at
6:30 pm about.That's all folk.
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