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Apukunaq Tianan: The Abode of the Gods in Cusco, Peru

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Apukunaq Tianan: The Abode of the Gods in Cusco, Peru

The abode of the gods is the new most photographed tourist destination in Cusco. It is a site made up of several huge sculptures carved in stone with designs alluding to the Inca culture. It is a short distance from the city of Cusco (only 12 kilometers by bus). It is possible to go with a tour, on your own and even for free by bicycle or on foot. Know here the price of tickets, the route, the weather and all the complete information.

 

The abode of the gods in Cusco

The abode of the gods is one of the new tourist destinations in Cusco that is most popular among visitors. The reason? There you can get some of the best photos on the trip to Cusco.

 

It is that the dwelling of the gods is made up of several sculptures carved in stone with enormous dimensions (up to 8 meters high). These sculptures are based on Inca-themed Andean gods. For this reason the name of the place is called: Apukunaq Tianan (abode of the gods, translated from the Quechua language).

 

The beautiful photos that can be obtained in this tourist attraction have earned it its popularity, mainly on social networks over the internet. In addition, due to its proximity to the city of Cusco and the cheap price of its tickets, the abode of the gods became one of the new attractions preferred by visitors who come to Cusco.

 

In short, the abode of the gods combines art, incredible photos and history. There are already several tourists who know this place.

 

Cheap destination? Free? How much?

  • Certainly the abode of the gods is a cheap tourist destination when visiting Cusco.
  • The entrance has a cost of 15 soles for foreign adults. Foreign children (5 to 12 years old) pay 5 soles.
  • Adult Peruvian tourists pay 10 soles for the entrance to the abode of the gods. Peruvian children (5 to 12 years old) pay 3 soles.
  • Finally, adult tourists from Cusco pay 5 soles. Children from Cusco (from 5 to 12 years old) pay 3 soles.
  • Children under 5 years of age, foreigners, Peruvians or Cusco, enter for free.
  • At the entrance door, you will be asked for your passport or identity document that corroborates the nationality and age of the visitor.

History of Apukunaq Tianan, the new tourist destination in Cusco

The abode of the gods (Apukunaq Tianan in Quechua) is a new tourist destination in Cusco.

 

At the beginning of 2018, the artist from Cusco, Michael de Titán Monteagudo Mejía, began carving these immense works of art in a private area located on the outskirts of the city of Cusco.

 

The works progressively filled the place and gained popularity. Today it is one of the most famous economic tourist attractions in the city. There you can get amazing photos!

 

How to go there? In taxi? By public transport?

The abode of the gods is located just 12 kilometers by car from the center of the city of Cusco. It belongs to the Poroy district, at an elevation of approximately 3,850 meters above sea level.

 

Its address is Huaynacorcor sector lot U-13, Poroy – Cusco.

 

From the center of Cusco you can take a taxi there. The cost varies between 15 and 20 Peruvian soles, according to agreement with the taxi driver.

 

But visiting the abode of the gods by public transport is also possible. To do this, you must take the buses of the 'Expreso Santiago' line (the buses can be taken in the Puente Rosario sector in the center of Cusco).

 

The trip takes 30 minutes and costs 1 sol. The whereabouts are the Poroy. There you can walk, take a taxi or collective taxi to the abode of the gods. The collective taxi costs 2 soles on average.

 

What to see in the abode of the gods?

In the abode of the gods you can see sculptures carved in stone with Andean and Inca themes, such as:

  • The man of the jungle.
  • Andean man.
  • The pachamama.
  • The interdimensional portal.
  • The Puma.

How to get the best photos?

In the abode of the gods you can get some of the best photographs on the trip to Cusco.

 

The most famous sculptures are 'La pachamama', 'El puma' and 'El hombre andino', among others.

 

In addition, more sculptures are gradually being built. Today there are tours to this new tourist attraction. Some services even include an ATV route.

 

The best photographs can be obtained at sunset (after 4 in the afternoon). The office hours of the dwelling of the gods are from Monday to Sunday from 8:30 in the morning to 5:30 in the afternoon.

 

What to bring to my visit?

During your visit to the abode of the gods it is advisable to take the following with you:

  • Comfortable sportswear.
  • Sneakers.
  • Sunscreen.
  • Hat or cap.
  • Poncho for rainy cases.
  • Photographic camera.
  • Selfie sticks for cell phones.
  • Document or passport.
  • Snacks and drinks.
  • Cash.

Questions and answers about the dwelling of the gods in Cusco

 

What is the abode of the gods in short?

The abode of the gods is a new tourist attraction close to the city of Cusco. It consists of several stone sculptures that reach up to 8 meters in height. All the sculptures have Andean and Inca symbols. They are very photographed by tourists.

 

How to get to the abode of the gods from the city of Cusco?

The abode of the gods is only 12 kilometers from the center of Cusco. You can get there by taxi or by public transport bus.

 

How much is the entrance to the abode of the gods?

These are the prices of the entrance ticket to the abode of the gods:

  • Foreign adults: 15 soles
  • Foreign children (from 5 to 12 years old): 5 soles.
  • Peruvian adults: 10 soles.
  • Peruvian children (from 5 to 12 years old): 3 soles.

Can I enter the abode of the gods for free?

Children under 5 years of age enter the abode of the gods for free. Take advantage!

 

What does Apukunaq Tianan mean?

Apukunaq Tianan is a Quechua word that means 'abode of the gods'.

 

How much does a tour to the abode of the gods in Cusco cost?

Tours to the abode of the gods cost between 10 and 25 dollars per tourist, depending on the tourism agency you choose. The services last half a day (4 or 5 hours). Some include ATV adventure.

 

Where to eat on the visit to the abode of the gods?

In Poroy there are local restaurants with delicious Peruvian dishes. Another option is to have lunch in the city of Cusco, where there are many tourist restaurants.

 

How is the weather in the abode of the gods in Cusco?

The climate in the abode of the gods is similar to that of the city of Cusco. During the day the maximum temperature can reach 22ºC. At night the minimum temperature, 0ºC. During visiting hours the average temperature is 15ºC.

 

What should I bring to the visit to the abode of the gods in Cusco?

During your visit, do not forget to bring: comfortable sportswear, sneakers, sunscreen, hat or cap, poncho in case of rain, camera, selfie sticks for cell phones, document or passport, snacks and drinks, and cash.

 

What is the abode of the gods in Cusco famous for?

The home of the gods is famous for its huge and beautiful stone sculptures with Andean and Inca symbols. Every day hundreds of tourists arrive to get unforgettable photos to post on their social networks.

 

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