MANSIONS OF CUSCO
As we know with the arrival of the Spaniards to the city of Cusco, there were many changes and over the years these changes remained as cultural heritage for Cusco, let's know some of the colonial houses that since the arrival of the Spaniards until today prevail:
HOUSE OF THE FOUR BUSTS
The house of the four busts is located on San Agustin Street. It is a beautiful colonial style mansion, finely decorated with rosettes and columns with a wonderful relief, the lintel was carved in one piece, where we can see four busts and the noble coat of arms that belonged to the Spanish family of the Marqueses Salas Valdez.
It was built as the residence of Don Francisco Maldonado Anaya y Altamirano, later Don Francisco de Alderete y Maldonado, and so it was until 1821, today is the Inca Museum where you can see the vast majority of archaeological remains, all found in Cusco in the museum we can see: ceramics, textiles, jewelry, as well as mummifications of the Inca Empire.
HOUSE OF THE INCA GARCILASO DE LA VEGA
It is located on the corner of Heladeros Street and Garcilaso Street. It belonged to the illustrious chronicler Garcilaso de la Vega, was built on Inca terraces, has a unique example of colonial architecture, today is a Regional Historical Museum where you can see paintings of the Viceroyalty school of Cusco.
CLORINDA MATTO'S HOUSE
It was built in the sixteenth century, in the year 1580 was inhabited by Juan de Armenta, 1632 was inhabited by the bishop of Cusco Fernando de Vera y Zuniga, whose family crest was discovered in its last modification. But the cusqueños know it as the house of the writer and precursor of the literary indigenism "Clorinda Matto de Turner".
It is a beautiful mansion that is located in the small square of the Nazarenas, has an architecture of the colonial era which highlights its noble coat of arms on the facade, has a large courtyard, halls and arches. It is currently a Museum of Pre-Columbian Art.
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