This post is mostly a photographic presentation of monuments from Chinchero, Peru.
Chinchero means “brave man” and is unique for its Spanish buildings and its past as an important agricultural center during the Tahuantinsuyo (Inca Empire).
The town’s main square holds an enormous Inca wall and ten trapezoid-shaped alcoves in good condition that house the town’s traditional market, where people still exchange goods by bartering.
Chinchero is the capital of the district that belongs to Urubamba province. It is one of the most representative towns of Cusco. It is known by its archeology and artisan.
Chinchero is one of the places where it seems the time stands still since the traditions and Inca culture continue up to now. The inhabitants have Inca blood and the language is Quechua. However, almost all the inhabitants speak Spanish as second language.
(Important Note: ALL photographs of this article added to the sourced texts by NovoScriptorium after kind courtesy of our friend Ben Lee – ALL photographs originally taken by Ben Lee)