Plazas of Cusco

Plazas of Cusco

LA GRAN CIVDAD I CAVEsa y corte rreal de los doze rreys Yngas, or “The great city and capital and royal court of the twelve Inca kings.” At the heart of Cusco, the Inca capital, lay two plazas, the Huacaypata and Cusipata. The author, Guaman Poma, described the Huacaypata as the “plaza de los fiestas.”

 


Image Source:

The Royal Library, Copenhagen, GKS 2232 4to: Guaman Poma, Nueva corónica y buen gobierno (1615), p. 1051 [1059], Drawing 372: “The city of Cuzco.”

 

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