The province of Urubamba is one of the thirteen provinces that belong to the department of Cusco, adjacent to the provinces of the Convention, Anta and Calca and is located 57 kilometers northeast of the city of Cusco. It is situated in the heart of the sacred valley. Urubamba was one of the main agricultural centers of the Empire of the Incas. The province of Urubamba was created by Government Decree of June 21, 1825.
Interesting facts you should know about the province of Urubamba
Many of the archaeological centers such as Machupicchu are well known and traveled by visitors to our city, here four places that you can visit upon arrival in the province.
Santiago Apostle Church: Declared Cultural Heritage of the Nation, on December 28, 1972 to be considered the first church of the Sacred Valley of the Incas. It conserves works of colonial art, the cross with its Gothic style and the altar bathed in gold leaf with silver plating.
The House Martin Pio Concha: Last governor of Cusco of the XIX century. Here we can find 360 archaeological pieces found in the citadel of Machu Picchu by the archaeologist Hiram Bingham, after having been returned by Yale University.
Plaza de Armas de Urubamba: Beautiful trees and flowers adorn this square, surrounded by beautiful green mountains, in front of the church of San Francisco that is built on some Inca foundations, a pool that refreshes visitors from the hot weather.
River Urubamba: Also known as the river Wilcamayu or Vilcanota which means sacred river, being this one of the main ones of Peru, it is the perfect place to practice extreme sports and adventure, such as boating, preferably done in the months of September until March for the different degrees of difficulty.
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