The Archbishop's Palace is a colonial mansion located in the city of Cusco, Peru. It is currently owned by the Archdiocese of Cuzco and is the site of the Museum of Religious Art.
In Inca times, the palace of Inca Roca was located in this place. After the conquest the palace was partially dismantled to build the colonial house of the Valverde Contreras and Xáraba family, Marquises of Rocafuerte and is currently the Archbishop's Palace.
It has a stone perimeter wall and inside there is a large Renaissance courtyard with stone arches and tiles on the walls. It is adorned, in the middle, by a stately fountain that is located in a preferential place. Furthermore, it has important works of the painter Juan Zapata and other artists of the Cuzco School. Likewise, it is recognized because among its perimeter walls is the "Stone of the 12 Angles".
Located in the historic center of Cusco, on Hatun Rumiyoc street without number, one, and a half blocks from the Plaza de Armas of Cusco.
The museum of Religious Art is considered Cultural Patrimony of the Nation, it still conserves the bases of Inca constructions. It has fourteen rooms, in which it exhibits a diversity of artistic treasures from different periods. Among the most outstanding works such as "El Christ Crucified" by Alonso el Cano, the collection of canvases of "Los Signos Zodiacales" by the renowned painter Diego Quispe Tito, the collection of "Corpus Christi" by an anonymous author. In addition to the collection of the author Marcos Zapata, a painting from Ayacucho and another from Quito, both decorated with silver frames. A pluvial cloak embroidered in gold and silver threads. Sculptures, wood carvings, among other works of Colonial Religious Art.
Something that stands out on the outside of the walls of the Archbishop's Palace is the stone of the 12 angles, this stone shows us that the Incas were experts in masonry, by the abundance of lithic resource. It should also be noted that the stone of the 12 angles is striking because of the cutting and fitting of the 12 stones that are around this stone, which are perfectly macho-shaped.
The stone is located on the public road, so there is no cost to visit it. You can visit it at any time of the day, the structure of this architectural work must be respected. It is not allowed to touch it.
Monday to Saturday: 10:00 am - 18:00 pm. Cost: Adults: S/. 10.00 - Student: S/. 5.00
Rate: The entrance fee is included in the Religious Circuit Ticket (Cathedral, San Cristóbal, Archbishop's Museum). Adult: S/. 50.00 - Student: S/. 25.00
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