The Usnomocco viewpoint is one of the main archaeological sites located in the district of Tamburco, in the department of Apurímac. It is built on three overlapping platforms, reaching a height of 5.30 meters and occupies an area of approximately 450 square meters.
According to the studies carried out, the theory is held that due to its strategic location, it was used by Túpac Amaru to be able to detect the incursions of the royal hosts of the Spanish, at that time, in an easy way, which allowed him to hide.
During the colony, it was an important transit point for goods between the coastal cities and the southeastern highlands. Currently, the population is engaged in agriculture. There are even houses around the viewpoint.
Usnomocco This place receives many visitors, from where they can appreciate the scenic beauty of the famous Abancay Valley.
The Usnomocco archaeological viewpoint has an architectural structure, it is built on three overlapping platforms, reaching a height of 5.30 meters and occupies an area of approximately 450 square meters, considering the entrance staircase.
According to the studies carried out, the theory is held that due to its strategic location, it was used by Túpac Amaru (José Gabriel Condorcanqui), to be able to detect the incursions of the royal hosts of the Spanish, at that time, in an easy way, which It allowed him to hide.
During the colony, it was an important transit point for goods between the coastal cities and the southeastern highlands. Micaela Bastidas, a member of a family of muleteers in the area, in 1781, together with her husband Túpac Amaru II, revolted against the Spanish colony, in what became one of the first cries for emancipation on the American continent.
The Usnomocco viewpoint is located in the district of Tamburco in the department of Apurímac, about 160 meters from the main square of the district.
First you have to get to Abancay, which is 910 kilometers from Lima on the Panamericana Sur, to Nazca, and then by the detour to Puquio. Once there you go to Tamburco, which is half an hour away. From Lima the bus trip takes 15 hours to Abancay. It is possible to arrive by air using the Lima – Cusco route (1 hour).
The variety of its tourist attractions allows the visitor to enjoy beautiful landscapes and others of a natural nature. In the cultural aspect you can see archaeological and architectural remains that are the admiration of locals and strangers; Among the tourist and cultural attractions we have:
One of the oldest streets in Abancay located between Av. Nuñez and Micaela Bastidas Park, was created at the time of Independence, and the old Abanquinos used to pass through there.
House of David Samanez Ocampo
Declared a historical monument, one of the heroes of the Pacific War lived here, who was also President of the Republic for a short time in 1931.
Popularly known as El Mirador, located 9 km from the city of Abancay, on the Abancay-Cusco highway, it rises magnificently on a hill with a cross in the middle. Currently it has been conditioned by the Municipality of Abancay as an ecological center and zoo, a place for family visits and rest where you can enjoy the various recreational games, made of material from the area, you can also see an artificial lagoon and in the middle a siren. This natural viewpoint is ideal to observe the city of Abancay and Tamburco as well as surrounding places in a panoramic way.
One of the natural and ecological attractions of Abancay is the National Sanctuary of Ampay, which through D.S. Nº 042-87-AG, was declared a conservation unit, with an area of 3,685 hectares.
The National Sanctuary of Ampay has various attractions such as the natural forest of intimpas (Podocarpus Glomeratus), unique in its kind in Apurímac and Peru, as well as other species of important endemic wild flora and fauna that live in harmonious and balanced association. ecological with the Intimpa. You can also enjoy its beautiful Angasccocha lagoons (small lagoon and a two-hour walk away is the Uspaccocha lagoon (large lagoon) among other small lagoons and the beautiful snow-capped peak. The Ampay National Sanctuary is ideal for practicing eco- tourism that today has great importance in the life of man and also can be done mountaineering, mountaineering, hiking or trekking, among others.
Located in the Concacha community in the District of Curahuasi, at 3,500 meters above sea level, 47 km from the Abancay-Cusco highway, it was possibly a ceremonial center linked to agriculture and livestock.
The Saywite monolith is a sedimentary stone carved in height and low relief of 2.28 meters. Tall; with 11.14 meters. of greater circumference, and 8.14 meters. smaller in circumference; on the platform you can see the zoomorphic and geometric representations; animals, irrigation, platforms, lagoons, paulan, stairs, etc.
At 300 meters there are also small monoliths such as the Rumihuasi or stone house with stairways, geometric lines, canals. Finally, the Intihuatana "Solar Clock" is located, which was possibly the Inka observatory destined to see astronomical movements.
Located in the District of Curahuasi Province of Abancay, at 1,700 m.a.s.l. these baths are famous and known for their healing powers for arthritis, rheumatism, sciatica and stomach infections etc.
It has lodging services, restaurant and bar for visitors, Cconoc is surrounded by carob trees, reeds and cacti. It is located 78 km from Abancay and 120 km from the city of Cusco.
In the Department of Apurímac there are other thermal-medicinal baths, so we can mention the following: The thermal baths of Kilkata and Ccocho located in the Province of Antabamba, the forests of Titankas or puyas of Raymondy and Queuña located in the province of Aymaraes, which also has the Pincahuacho thermal baths, permanently visited by national and foreign tourists, likewise we have lagoons such as Occocco and Lliullita, located in the province of Grau where vicuñas, condors, huallatas and other animals of the area can be seen.
It is formed by a very deep slope geological geography, it is the deepest in Peru and America and possibly in the World. Adventure tourism is practiced, especially rafting, located in the southwestern zone of the Inka Region.
The Apurímac canyon has slopes where narrow and deep canyons can be seen, with steep slopes that can be seen during the journey from the Huallpachaca bridge (start of the canoeing), to the San Francisco Curahuai pedestrian bridge; In its surroundings, the canyon presents mountains covered with perpetual snow, wild fauna and flora that constitute a special ecosystem.
Located in the Department of Cusco, district of Vilcabamba, due to its accessibility it is visited by the district of Cachora in the province of Abancay, it is considered a tourist attraction of considerable archaeological importance.
In it are ceremonial precincts, squares, terraces, currently considered as a tourist circuit from Cusco, thermal baths of Cconoc, (District of Curahuasi), Saywite archaeological complex, and Choquequirao archaeological complex exit to the convention and Machupicchu "Inka Trail ", an archaeological complex that is located on the right bank of the Apurimac River about 60 km. away from the district of Cachora, from where you can walk along a path full of precipices and beautiful landscapes, it is estimated at more than 500 hectares. the surface of the complex, where you can see remains of large buildings, terraces, towers, reservoirs, irrigation canals, there are also abundant flora and fauna.
Located in the District of Haquira Province of Cotabambas, 200 meters. from the Plaza de Armas of Haquira, it is a stone platform (rock) of 12 meters. wide by 15 meters. of height approximately. In the middle interior part is the court of justice type colony, in the lower part it has jails for men and women, this stone prison was used in colonial times to imprison the rustlers and dangerous criminals of the colony, and the that violated the laws of the colonial era.
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