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Main Square Cusco, Peru  Feb 13, 2021

THE 7 STREETS OF CUSCO

SEVEN MASCARONES

The seven Mascarones, is a historical street of the imperial city of Cusco, it is located between Almudena street and the parish of Santiago.
Our ancestors tell us that in this street lived a Spaniard with his seven sons with the surname Mascarenas, who made beautiful bronze works such as locks, mouthpieces and pulls; being the ideal place for these pieces the doors of the colonial churches of the time. Nowadays, the legacy that the Mascareña's
family left us is still preserved in the temples,
seven mascarones is named in honor of the surname of this
Spanish family.

SEVEN SNAKES

Continuing our tour through the historical streets of Cusco, we come across
the street Siete Culebras which is located in the small square Nazarenas.

It is worth mentioning that, for the Andean worldview, the snakes have a multifunctional representation, it could represent the world of the dead in Quechua ("Uhku Pacha"), they also symbolize wisdom.

In this street there are the foundations of the ancient knowledge's House of the Incas (Yachay wasi), in its stone walls are carved in high relief the representation of 14 snakes, 7
on both sides of the wall which are symmetrically separated.

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SEVEN LITTLE SHEEP

Since ancient times the villagers have used the street of San Cristobal to access the waters of the Tullumayo River to wash clothes, blankets and other belongings.

One of the characteristics of this people is that
they used to keep sheep with them that grazed in this sector.

The first name of this street was in Quechua (Chita Pata) then Borreguitos nowadays it is Palacios Street.

However, you can still find some people who walk along this street with their llamas and sheep.
Don't forget to take a picture with them as a souvenir of your trip to
Cusco.

SEVEN WINDOWS

The name of seven windows is due to the fact that the convent

Of San Agustin was built there.

Before it was destroyed, the convent had four large and three small windows.

The street connects the ascent road to San

Blas, the corner with the slope of El Alabado and ends with Chihuanpata Street.

Today the number of windows does not coincide with the name of the street. So there is a contradiction.

 

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SEVEN BEAMS - SIETE CUARTONES

The origin of its name is due to the seven beams of lime and stone in the shape of quarters that crossed it next to the bridge that Don Diego Vargas yCarbajal ordered to be built over the course of the Saphy River, next to the Ventana de las Peticiones (Window of the Petitions). Today there is only one beam above the saphy street

SEVEN LITTLE DEVILS

Going back to the times of yesteryear, many of the lovers used to meet in 7 Diablitos Street; you may wonder why the name, according to what the lovers who used to go to this street testified . There was a devil used to appear tempting them by surprise. All the women who passed through this street ended up pregnant. Nowadays, this street has lost its magic for lovers, however, it is a beautiful place to visit.

SEVEN LITTLE ANGELS

Another place you can visit in the city is street 7 LITTLE ANGELS, The street  has a lot to do with the street 7 LITTLE DEVILS, the locals created the story that San Blas de Bobadilla had ordered to be painted the face of 7 little angels on one of the houses on this street in order to counteract the influence of evil, as the street 7 LITTLE DEVILS is located at the end of this street.

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Let us take you to the Beautiful Streets That Cusco Has

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