At the beginning of the colony, the kings of Spain as well as the Church, sent their most distinguished representatives to live in the new continent. They chose to get solar well placed to build their houses. Many of them adorn the city with its majestic beauty. The 7 described below which are the most important.
This colonial palace inspired by the Arabs, was built on the foundations of what was originally the palace of Inca Roca in Hatunrumiyoc Street and is now the Museum of Religious Art.
Palace of the Almirante
It is a colonial house located on the slope Admiral and was built by the Spanish Admiral Francisco Alderete Maldonado who occupied the house until his death in 1643. The admiral's house, named for Spanish Admiral Francisco Alderete Maldonado, who ordered to build in the early seventeenth century, is one of the most impressive colonial buildings of the Cusco city.
Located in one of the most peaceful and welcoming city of Cusco, a block from the Main Square.The house Cabrera is an extraordinary historical monument that summarizes the history of urban architecture in the imperial city, from the Inca wall segments that still remain, until the Republicans balconies overlooking the inner courtyard.
House of the Inca Garcilaso de la Vega
This colonial house located west of the Main Square in Cusco was home of the illustrious Cusco writer Inca Garcilaso de la Vega. Currently this house is the regional historical museum. This house originated in the early years of the conquest, was built over an Inca wall, with Spanish-Indian hybrid character, must have a cover of this period of transition, spacious and comfortable for the transit of gentlemen on horseback.
House of the Marqués de Valleumbroso
The house of the Marquis of Valleumbroso of sixteenth century. This house located in Marques street is now seat of the College of Fine Arts "Diego Quispe Tito." After the Spanish invasion to the city of Cusco, they proceeded to the division of land, having matched the conquistador Pedro Luis de Cabrera what we know today as the mansion of the Marquis of Valleumbroso, who built using Inca stones.
Four Busts Mansion
This building located at San Agustin, was originally the home of the Marquis de Salas and Valdes, better known as the House of the four busts. This construction is part of the cultural heritage of the Cusco city. The site was important since the time of the Inca Empire, as it is thought that the area where the building is built was part of the hall of the Temple of the Sun (Qorikancha) and the Great Sun Square (Intipampa).
House of the Marques de Picoaga
This house located at Santa Teresa street, which dates back to the eighteenth century, is one of the colonial houses retain their original style, has a colonial and a modern wing and is now the Picoaga Hotel. For its architecture, this construction is part of the Cultural Heritage of the City of Cusco.
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