VISIT THE SEVEN STREETS OF CUSCO ?>

VISIT THE SEVEN STREETS OF CUSCO

When we think of the streets of Cusco, we visualize the cobblestone and magnificent constructions of the Inca walls that with more than 500 years of history are still present to this day.

If you are in Cusco you can visit and discover the mysteries of these streets that have very curious stories, one of these details is that of the seven streets with the number seven, which are located surrounding the main square of Cusco.

These are the following:

SEVEN SNAKES

Located in the Nazarenas square, it was later called Amaru q’ata, because of the 14 snakes in relief that it has on each side of the stonewall.

Today, the street siete culebras is a very attractive place for visitors; it joins the Plazoleta de las Nazarenas with Choquepata Street.

The small square Nazarenas is located 5 minutes from the Plaza de Armas of Cusco, arriving at this square and it is easy to identify the street where the seven snakes are located.

Seven snakes street
Seven Snakes street

SEVEN WINDOWS

The street seven windows is due to the fact that before the destruction of the Augustinian temple of Cusco there was a house of studies of the convent that in its facade had 4 large windows and 3 small windows, this being one of the predominant characteristics of the street, for this reason acquired the name of the street 7 windows.

Today it no longer has the same number of windows since more windows were added.

This street is located 7 minutes from the Plaza de Armas of Cusco; you could reach this street through Santa Catalina.

Seven windows street
Seven Windows street

SEVEN MASCARONES

In one of the houses on this street lived a Spaniard with the surname Mascare├▒as, he and his six sons, who were known as the seven Mascarones. They made castings of bronze, copper and other metals with which they made designs for church door ornaments, bells, and nails for street doors.

That is why the street was given the name of the seven Mascarones, which to this day is known by this name. This street is located in a passage between Almudena and the Church of Santiago.

Seven mascarones street
Seven Mascarones street

SEVEN QUARTERS
In this street, there were seven stone beams that were located next to the stone and Lime Bridge forming seven quarters that were located from end to end over the Saphy River, adorning the area with its majestic architecture.
As the years passed and the lack of care of the seven quarters disappeared, nowadays only a part of the structure can be appreciated in the corner that gives the Saphy street with seven quarters.
That is why this street called “seven quarters”, which to this day is still called this way.
This street is located 2 minutes from the Plaza de Armas of Cusco in a straight line.

Seven quarters street
Seven Quarters street
Seven quarters street
Seven Quarters street

SEVEN LITTLE ANGELS

This street bears the name of seven little angels because on the roof are painted specifically seven religious iconographies that allude to angels and representations of the church, which were painted by Blas de Bobadilla, who was the owner and a fervent religious man who lived in this house.

You can only see these little angels by looking up at a series of old tiles.

The curious thing about this street is that it borders 7 little devils street, making it even more interesting.

This street is located 3 minutes away from Plazoleta de San Blas, following Carmen Alto Street; on the right side, you can see the small and narrow street of 7 little angels

Seven little angels street
Seven Little Angels street

SEVEN LITTLE DEVILS

This street is one of the colorful and well-known streets for couples in love in the past. According to stories, they say that this street was very visited by couples, for being a silent and almost dark place; it is there where couples could see each other secretly.

As the street was not crowded, young people were tempted by the devil and most of the women got pregnant. That is why this street was called by that name.

This street is located in the neighborhood of San Blas, next to Kiskapata Street, 7 minutes from the Plaza de Armas of Cusco.

Seven little devils street
Seven Little Devils street

SEVEN LITTLE SHEEP

This steep street has this name because in the past the villagers used to herd their cattle and pack animals to the upper part of the Sapantia to drink water from the Tullumayu River, which flowed through there, also taking advantage of these waters to wash rags and their baskets.

Today you can find people with their typical costumes with their animals with whom you can take pictures.

This street is located 7 minutes from the Plaza de Armas of Cusco, following the street of the stone of the 12 angles until you reach Choquechaka Street to go in subtractive line until you reach the street seven little sheep, which is located on the left hand side.

Seven little sheep street
Seven Little Sheep

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