Old and New Cusco
The Spanish tore down many Inca structures. The lower, rounded
portion above was built by the Incas. The Spanish built a church
on top of the Inca structure. An earthquake destroyed part of
the church but didn't damage the Inca structure.
View from inside Inca building, looking at
Spanish church courtyard.
In Inca hallway, looking at Spanish church.
It is amazing that the Incas built these walls
about 800 years ago. They were built without the use of any kind
The guide explained that the Spanish left some
of the Inca structures alone and built a new church on top of
the existing structure. Everything to the left of me was built
by the Incas. Everything to my right was built by the Spanish
about 400 years later.