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Sightseeing in Peru

Historic Site
“Walk distance 15 minutes from our place. Opens at 9am Wednesday through Monday closes at 5pm. ”
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Historic Site
“Koricancha is the most impressive example of how Inca and Hispanic cultures fused together. The remains of the ancient Peruvians' Sun Temple were used as foundations on which the Santo Domingo church and convent was built. The temple is a symbol of Western dominance. The site is a living example of the co-existence of Peru's past with European architecture. The temple was built with finely carved stones. Inside the temple, the walls in the many chambers are covered by gold and silver leaf. The incredible size of the stones in the Inca walls, three of which have over 30 angles, are sure to capture all the attention. Also outstanding is a block that has 24 angles and 6 sides. The great Inca turret dominates the site and highlights one of the ceremonial niches with holes in low relief, which was related to the winter solstice. In the lower part of the temple, there are fountains and gardens where conquered tribes arrived to deliver their offerings. The inner sanctum of the temple was reserved for the highest authorities of the epoch, and attracted people from communities all over the Empire who wanted to worship and pay tribute to the Tahuantinsuyo gods.”
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Church
“- There is a coffee shop on the 5 or 6th floor with views over the whole city. You have to pay a couple dollars to go up into the tower”
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Historic Site
“It is one of the most famous Inca archeological site, because it is part of the 7 new wonders of the world, which is a 15th-century Inca citadel situated on a mountain ridge 2,430 metres (7,970 ft) above sea level. It is located in the Cusco Region, above the Sacred Valley, which is 80 kilometres (50 mi) northwest of Cuzco and through which the Urubamba River flows.”
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Bridge
“Barranco tiene un aire especial, es un barrio antiguo y artístico en la ciudad. Verás mucho trabajo de murales en donde menos lo esperas con mensajes especiales para quienes están atentos. Además encuentras gran oferta gastronómica y nocturna./////////// Barranco has a special air, it is an old and artistic neighborhood in the city. You will see much mural work where you least expect it with special messages for those who are attentive. You also find great gastronomic and nightlife.”
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Historic Site
“Great late night hangout....oldest street in Quito.....dancing, kareoke, food, live music”
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Historic Site
“"Wak'a Wallamarka is an archaeological site and museum in Perú. Open: Tuesday to Sunday 9:00 am to 5;00pm Phone #: 222-4124 Plan your visit: usually takes one hour and a half."”
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Scenic Lookout
“From there you can appreciate the whole city (modern and colonial) and you will also see the Andes.”
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Church
“very close to "the view" The basilica arose from the idea, proposed by father Julio Matovelle in 1883, of building a monument as a perpetual reminder of the consecration of Ecuador to the Sacred Heart. President Luis Cordero issued the decree on July 23, 1883, and it was carried out by president José María Plácido Caamaño on March 5, 1884.”
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Historic Site
“Like creepy things? The crypt inside this museum-cathedral contains thousands of bones from priests and church members from before the 19th century.”
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Bridge
“Bars and restaurants. A full district of bars and restaurants with a beautiful bridge (the bridge of sighs) spanning the canyon. Fun to spend an evening. It is located 20 minutes by taxi. Note: We recommend eating dinner at Tio Mario when visiting.”
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Bridge
“Excelente vista al mar de Barranco, ideal para ver el atardecer en buena compañía”
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Historic Site
“Galerías de arte, cafés y la bebida tradicional Canelazo con empanadas de viento. ”
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Monument / Landmark
“Atención: Martes a Domingo y Feriados de 09:00 AM a 04:00 PM http://www.realfelipe.com/museos-relacionados/museo-fortaleza-real-felipe ”
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