This colonial house, located to the west of Cusco's Main Square, was the home of the illustrious Cusco writer Inca Garcilaso de la Vega.
This house, originally from the first years of the conquest, was built on an Inca wall and has hybrid characteristics (Spanish-Inca), it must have had a wide and comfortable front for the transit of the horse lords. The building was, with the passing of time, improved until it reached the beauty, spaciousness and comfort that it has today.
It is organized around a central courtyard, the center that connects the functions of the house, forming four main pavilions. The rooms open onto the courtyards and are related to each other, directly or through corridors. Only the decorative elements vary according to the new style.
This beautiful mansion is today the "Museo Histórico Regional" of the city of Cusco. One of the most visited museums in the city that houses a large collection of relics of the pre-Inca period: ceramics, paintings, metals, textiles, etc..