Monument to the Inca Pachacutec in Cusco

 Monumento al Inca Pachacutec en Cusco

The monument to the Inca Pachacutec is located in an oval that also bears his name, it is very well equipped with information panels that provide the visitor with all the information they need.

Of the structure of the Monument

  • The monument in principle has a base of more than 22 meters high, to this is added the height of the sculpture, which measures around 11 meters and a half in height.
  • The Pachacutec sculpture is made of bronze.
  • Inside the monument there is a museum which can be accessed with the Tourist Ticket of Cusco.
  • From the terrace of the monument you can see the wonderful landscape of the city of Cusco.
  • It was inaugurated in 1992 and in 2011 it was reopened to the public after a long remodeling.
  • From the Site Museum

    The first level: It is located in the structure that holds the bronze sculpture, it has six levels where informative panels are displayed in Quechua, Spanish and English about Inca Pachacutec research. There is a green area with a pool alluding to the sun god.

    Inside the Museum you can see infographics and illustrations that are made in translucent canvas, which were taken from the chronicles of Inca Garcilaso de la Vega, Guaman Poma de Ayala, Bernabé Cobo, among others.

    You can also read the myths and legends, the Andean cosmovision, and many anthropological data, made with ecological materials.

     Monumento al Inca Pachacutec en Cusco

    The second level: The imperial city is shown in a satellite photo showing the city, the periphery and hills surrounding the city of Cusco, is very well lit that have an attractive effect for visitors. There is also an interactive room designed for the development of touch and in it are replicas of ceramics and objects dedicated to worship.

    You can find a novel game where it is activated by feeling a stone and shown in cartoons to the Pururauca that are those mythical fighters who participated in the war of the Pachacutec troops against the Chancas.

     Monumento al Inca Pachacutec en Cusco

    How to get to that beautiful monument?

    It is located south of the city of Cusco, in the Oval of Pachacutec. You can visit the place from Monday to Sunday from 9:00 am to 7:00 pm. To get to the place you walk down the avenue the sun, several blocks down, if you want to get to know the city better you can take the public transport that will get you in about 10 minutes from the center of the city, if you like the walk can last between 20 and 30 minutes.

     Monumento al Inca Pachacutec en Cusco

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