Tipón, Pikillaqta and Andahuaylillas
Definitely this tour will show you the magnificent Inca hydraulic engineering, also shows the pre-Inca culture and colonial art. On the route there are localities with great gastronomic potential of typical dishes of the city of Cusco, such as pork crackling, baked guinea pig, oropesa bread and even trout in its different presentations.
Places to visit:
An archaeological complex considered an icon in terms of hydraulic engineering. It comprises a set of terraces and aqueducts possibly dedicated to the worship of water. Here we can appreciate the respect for the harmony and the landscape that the Incas had towards nature. Water as a source of life was considered something sacred because of its harmony, moreover this archaeological complex was considered a marvel of hydraulic engineering.
It has 2 ways to be interpreted (small town) or (place of the fleas) although it is known that it adopted this name with the arrival of the Spaniards, and it is not known for sure what was its original name this archaeological complex, has a construction with sharp stone walls, of the purest pre-Inca origin and possibly has been one of the main cities of the Wari culture of that time could have been an administrative center of the Wari culture, according to studies, it would have been abandoned long before the appearance of the Incas. With the arrival of the Incas, they would have used it for their own purposes, respecting the construction it had before.
The Temple of Andahuaylillas, is called «The Sistine Chapel of America» because here we find impressive canvases that correspond to the Cusco School of the seventeenth century (most representing the life of the apostle Peter). As well as the mural paintings of Luis de Riaño, which had an educational and evangelizing purpose for the Andean inhabitants of that time.