This populated area was a necessary step for carriers and their mule trains that carried tropical products, specially coca leaves from the jungle to satisfy the needs of Cusco and the country.
It is an impressive saline mine that had already been exploited from Inca times as means of economical trade. You can visit the mines from Maras through a path where it is common to find mules carrying salt from the natural saline mines.
It is an outstanding colonial church made of mud adobes with typical religious architecture where you can find Cusquenian paintings that represent the last supper, Jesus and the apostles. It also shows beautiful big houses with shields of noble Indian families as evidence of a prosperity time during colony.
Beautifully stone carved gates with geometrical and zoomorphic shapes.
Visits to the temple on mass schedules
You can visit it from 7:00 to 17:00
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