If we venture to get to know the city of Cusco and its surroundings, we will notice that almost all Inca constructions were related to different elements of nature. Some temples were dedicated to the sun, others to the moon, sometimes lightning-shaped fortresses were found, and many spaces were an offering to Mother Earth, “Pachamama”. In this article, we will tell you a little about the special and mystical places that you can find in this region.
The Incas had a very strong connection with nature. This relationship was because they were very aware that their livelihood, security, and lives depended on it. They knew that the land gave them food, that the sun and rain allowed it to grow, that the rivers brought fertility and abundance, and that the mountains protected them from the sun and winds. Today, it is possible to reconnect with the energy of the earth and honor it by visiting some places in this historic area.
One of them is the huacas, natural places of rock formation that served to worship different elements of nature such as the moon, the earth, the rivers, and others. Within the city of Cusco, at the end of Choquechaca Street in the San Blas neighborhood is the Huaca Sapantiana, dedicated to the female force of the world. This place owes its mysticism to the fact that it was used for centuries to perform offerings and sacred rites to Pachamama. It is said that the huacas are feminine and attract men more frequently. Whether true or not, this place is quite accessible and pleasant, since you have a beautiful view of the city and the stillness invites you to rest there and receive the sun, and is perfect for meditation.
Another of those places is the Temple of the Moon, located just 30 minutes walk from the city, near Sacsayhuaman. The beautiful landscape you will find here will inspire you to connect more deeply with nature. This site was used since the time of pre-Columbian cultures to make offerings to Pachamama and Mother “Killa” (moon). Being located in the highest part of the capital, it was considered a special place, where the sun (the premiere Inca divinity) shone more clearly. In addition, its privileged location over valleys gave it a superiority over other nearby natural places. This place is perfect for meditation or for yoga.
We invite you to discover the mystical places that are located in Cusco and thus take advantage of all the benefits that this magical place offers. Please leave us your comments and questions in the comment box. Don’t forget that you can write directly to email@example.com if you wish to reserve a room at our Machu Picchu hotel.