The Church of Triumph, Cusco

The Church of Triumph, Cusco

The Church of Triumph was built in 1536, just three years after the conquistadors settled in Cusco. At one point, presumably between 1533 and 1536, the Spanish were cornered by a besieging army of Incas, led by Manko Inka. Just as it seemed that they were on the verge of defeat, the Spanish miraculously managed to drive back the Incas. The Catholic conquistadors attributed this victory to Saint James who was reported at the time to have descended from heaven to drive back the Quechua Incas. This improbable victory is why the church is called the Church of Triumph and why there is a statue of St. James atop a horse within the church, depicting him slaying an Inca.
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The Church of Triumph on Map

Sight Name: The Church of Triumph
Sight Location: Cusco, Peru (See walking tours in Cusco)
Sight Type: Religious
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Walking Tours in Cusco, Peru

Create Your Own Walk in Cusco

Create Your Own Walk in Cusco

Creating your own self-guided walk in Cusco is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Cusco's Historical Churches

Cusco's Historical Churches

Cusco, once the capital of the Inca Empire, is one of the oldest cities in the world. In the 16th century Spanish missionaries brought Catholicism to Cusco. Take this tour to learn about fascinating Inca religious buildings and rituals and to see some of the beautiful religious art in Cusco's Colonial-era churches.

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.1 Km or 1.3 Miles
Cusco Introduction Walking Tour

Cusco Introduction Walking Tour

The rich historical legacy of Cusco is known well beyond the city's borders. The streets of the capital of the once mighty Inca Empire tell a fascinating story of life in the pre- and post-Columbus eras. This tour invites you to visit some of Cusco's most noteworthy attractions, prominent reminders of the city's eventful past.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.5 Km or 1.6 Miles
Cusco Shopping Tour

Cusco Shopping Tour

Cusco has many excellent opportunities for shopping. Here you can find beautiful clothing, most of which is made from 100% alpaca wool. You can also purchase handmade jewelry, Inca pottery, quilts, textiles and more. Take this tour to explore some of the best stores in Cusco.

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.6 Km or 1 Miles