MANCO Inca returned from Jauja to Cuzco with his thirty-four-year-old
The university-run natural history museum (Plaza de Armas; admission
This convent (Arequipa s/n; admission S8; h8:30am- 5:30pm Mon-Sat)
More an art and craft exhibition than a museum, Museo Irq’i Yachay
Cuzco’s third most important colonial church, La Merced
The small collection of contemporary Andean art on display at this museum
More austere than many of Cuzco’s other churches,
This simple adobe church (Plaza San Blas; admission S15 or with boleto religioso;
Inside a Spanish colonial mansion with an Inca ceremonial courtyard, this dramatically
Originally the palace of Inca Roca, the foun- dations of thismuseum
Winning entries in Cuzco’s annual Popular Art competition are displayed in this engaging museum (basement, Av El Sol 103; admission with boleto turístico; h9am-6pm Mon-Sat, 8am-1pm Sun).
If you visit only one site in Cuzco, make it these Inca ruins (Plazoleta Santo Domingo; admission S10; h8:30am-5:30pm Mon-Sat, 2-5pm Sun), which form the base of the colonial church and convent of Santo Domingo. Qorikancha was once the richest temple in the Inca empire; all that remains today is the masterful stonework.
The church of Santo Domingo is next door to
There are sundry moth-bitten archaeological
This privately owned museum of contemporary art (www.museoelquijote.com; San Agustín 275; entry S10 or with boleto religioso; h9am-7:30pm)