Plaza de Armas, Cusco

I have to admit a mistake.  While looking up information about yesterday’s photo, I made an error about which building was the subject of the photo.  In my defense, there are two Cathedrals in Cusco with the same name, and there is even a mistake on the Wikipedia about the sites, as half of the article is discussing this location, and half is about the other.  Anyways, if you have a read of the post below, it’s corrected now and has some interesting information.

Late in the afternoon, the plazas buzzed with activity.  People in Mexico and Peru seemed to congregate in communal outdoor locations, especially in the mild winter (southern hemisphere, winter in May, fyi, I failed to think too much about that) afternoons.  The cathedral pictured here was completed in 1654, nearly 100 years after construction plans were made.  As with many Spanish buildings during the time, it was constructed on a two sacred sites of the Inca, known as “Suntur Wasi” and “Kiswarkancha.”

The fountain and Cathedral of Santo Domingo (also known as the Cathedral of Cusco), located in the Plaza de Armas.

Plaza de Armas Cusco William Woodward