Los españoles destruyeron un templo inca y construyeron una catedral sobre los cimientos de los templos. Más tarde, un terremoto destruyó por completo la catedral de fabricación española, pero dejó intactos los cimientos del templo.

Coricancha, el templo del sol de los incas: una historia de ciudades en 50 edificios, día 3

El aire enrarecido y las pendientes ásperas y rocosas de los Andes peruanos no parecen ser un lugar probable para la capital de un extenso imperio precolombino. Cualquier comunidad que busque prosperar en estas condiciones necesitaría estar equipada con una tremenda ambición y no poca ingenio político y mecánico.

Afortunadamente para los incas, los tenían en abundancia y pudieron domesticar los duros paisajes para crear el imperio más grande de América del Sur antes de la llegada de los europeos, utilizando una combinación de creencias religiosas, voluntad política y un diseño inteligente. En ningún lugar es esto más evidente que en Coricancha, el templo del sol, que construyeron como la joya de la corona de su ciudad capital, Cusco, y la pieza central de un imperio que rev… Continuar leyendo (lectura de 4 minutos)

11 thoughts on “The spaniards destroyed an Inca temple and built a cathedral on the temples foundations. Later, an earthquake completely destroyed the Spanish-made cathedral but left the foundations of the temple intact.”

  1. bottleboy8

    It’s a Catholic church now. I’ve been in that church. They don’t let you take pictures of the inside. I wish they did because there is a giant painting of the last supper. Instead of eating fish, everyone is eating a guinea pig.

    Catholics eat fish on Fridays. But there aren’t many fish in that area of Peru. So the church said guinea pig was close enough.

  2. Thravous

    Form what I remember, there was also a city on Chile that had a problem with people stealing “Incas building stones” because they were so good for… Well building.

  3. cramduck

    It’s much harder to knock down a foundation. They are usually mostly down to start with.

  4. WhiteRussian54

    I am reminded of the Catedral de Santiago in Antigua, Guatemala. The cathedral was destroyed in the earthquake of 1771, only partially rebuilt. Back in the ’90s one could go to the ruins and observe Mayan worship ceremonies taking place.

  5. SmokeyGreenEyes

    Mother Nature giving some cosmic karma…

  6. cote112

    Likely not Incan but the earlier megalith builders. Incan building technology wasn’t earthquake proof but the civilization before them was since they likely dealt with earthquakes for thousands of years.

  7. AstroZombie138

    I stayed in a hotel across the street from this place. Its pretty amazing and still in use today.

  8. DylanVincent

    In Cusco there are many churches built on Inca ruins. It’s pretty fascinating to see up close. Beautiful city.

  9. Havoc098

    Lol I read this as Spaniels and had a very confused image at first

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