There is in this area a traditional village housing the perhaps most beautiful chapel in Latin America. Called the Sistine Chapel of America, the people who proudly welcomes dons its small but beautiful houses and old houses of the landowners of the colony.
It is a town on the sacred valley that in the past was a big town that covered all the area plains and the slopes and summits of the mountain that holds the fortress. Besides it is considered to be the last town that was populated by the Incas descendents.
It is a small town on a plain land that in the past was a place from where they could see snowcapped mountains of the sacred valley. Maras was occupied when Cusco citizens left the Inca palaces in Cusco and had to migrate to other small towns as Maras and San Sebastian.