Maras and Salineras town

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    Maras and Salineras town

    Maras was occupied when the citizens of Cusco withdrew from the Inca palaces in Cusco and had to migrate to other small towns, such as Maras and San Sebastián now.

    This populated center was the obligatory passage for the muleteers and their herds of mules that transported tropical products and especially coca leaves from the high jungle of Cusco to satisfy the needs of the city of Cusco and the country.

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    Location of the Town of Maras

    Maras is located at a distance of 39 km. Via Cusco - Chinchero, 39 km via Izcuchaqa - Chequerec, and at 49 km via Cusco - Chinchero (the most recommended as it is a paved highway).

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    Salineras

    It is an impressive salt mining complex, which was already exploited from the incan as a means of economic and value exchange. From Maras you can go to visit the salt mines along a bridle path, where it is common to find acémilas that carry sacks of salt extracted from natural salt mines.

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    Maras Temple

    It is an outstanding colonial church made of adobe with typical religious architecture where you can find paintings from Cuzco representing the Last Supper, Jesus and the apostles. It also shows beautiful large houses with shields of Indian nobles, a reflection of a time of prosperity during the colony.

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    The Covers:

    They are beautiful stone carved covers in high relief and with geometric and zoomorphic figures.

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