PLAZA DE ARMAS DEL CUSCO
Petit Futé's opinion on PLAZA DE ARMAS DEL CUSCO
According to legend, it was here that Manco Cápac planted his golden stick, thus indicating the point from which the future city was to develop. In an environment of ochre and green mountains, the square, on four sides, unwinds its arcades; the Catedral and the Iglesia de la Compañía enhance the most successful architectural ensemble of Peru. It is here that the Inti Raymi was celebrated, that Pizarro walked his triumph, that Manco Inca rose, that Túpac Amaru II was executed. It is a pleasure to sit here during the day and at night with the mountains watching over us.