Located to the west of Cusco at 3300 m.s.n.m. From there you can see the Urubamba mountain range and the snowy summits of “La Verónica” (5682 meters above sea level) and the “Chikón” (5530 meters above sea level). Its important occupation began when the Incan cusqueños nobles were stripped of their palaces in the imperial city and They had to go out and settle in other small towns like Maras. It has a church made of adobes, typical of the religious architecture of the town, inside the church are kept canvases of the Cusqueña School.
Moray.- The archaeological circuit of Moray is a unique archaeological group of its kind. It treats a gigantic natural orifice in the surface of the land that were used to build in its contours terraces or agricultural platforms with their respective irrigation channels. What draws attention is the average annual temperature difference between the top and the bottom of the depressions.
Moray, due to its climatic conditions and other characteristics, was an important center of domestication, acclimatization and hybridization of wild plant species that were modified or adapted for human consumption.
Salineras.- Then we will go to the salt mines located 7 km from Moray, we will go through a typical Spanish village called Maras. Towards the northwest of the town of Maras are the famous salt mines known by some as “salt mines” are constituted by some 3000 small wells, built on the side of the mountain of “Qaqawiñay”, which during the dry season are filled or “water” every 3 days with salt water that emanates from a natural source located at the top of the wells so that when the water evaporates, the salt contained in it gradually solidifies. This process will continue for approximately one month until a considerable volume of solid salt is obtained.
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