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Plaza de Armas

This morning we first visited “Juanita, the beautiful girl of Ampato”. To see the mummy of Juanita you have to take a guided tour of Sanctuaries Andean Museum (Universidad catolica de Santa Maria). Our guide gave a lot of interesting information. The story of “Juanita” is amazing. She was a young Inca girl, who was offered almost 600 years ago. In 1995 the mummy (one of the most well kept in the world) was found on the Ampato Vulcano.

Inside the museum pictures were not allowed.

 

Next was visiting the cathedral (which has an absolutely beautiful exterior).

We had drinks in the picturesque ‘pasaje catedral’ (behind the cathedral).

 

After this break we went to see the ‘Monasterio de Santa Catalina’ (Santa Catalina’s cloister). Santa Catalina was opened to the public about 40 years ago after almost 400 years as a cloister for rich young ladies. An astonishing site.

We took a guided tour and after lunch in the cafeteria (good spot!) we walked around on our own for a couple of hours. In the cloister are many paintings of The School of Cusco.

Last visit of the day was ‘La Companía’, a very rich decorated Jesuit church.

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Plaza de Armas
Plaza de Armas
Cathedral
Cathedral
Arcades
Arcades
Sanctuaries Andean Museum
Sanctuaries Andean Museum
Sanctuaries Andean Museum
Sanctuaries Andean Museum
I love these cabs :-)
I love these cabs :-)
Interior cathedral
Interior cathedral
Santa Catalina
Santa Catalina
Santa Catalina
Santa Catalina
Our charming guide :-)
Our charming guide :-)
Frescos
Fresco's
Clay oven
Clay oven
Filter stone
Filter stone
Iglesia de Santa Catalina
Iglesia de Santa Catalina
Lavanderia (clay jar laundry)
Lavanderia (clay jar laundry)
Iglesia de Santa Catalina
Iglesia de Santa Catalina
The founder
The founder
Cusco School of Art
Cusco School of Art
Cusco School of Art
Cusco School of Art
Cusco School of Art
Cusco School of Art
Cusco School of Art
Cusco School of Art
Cusco School of Art
Cusco School of Art
Cathedral
Cathedral
Plaza de Armas
Plaza de Armas
Plaza de Armas
Plaza de Armas
Plaza de Armas
Plaza de Armas
Plaza de Armas
Plaza de Armas
La Compania
La Compania
Interior La Compania
Interior La Compania
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photo by: halilee