New tourist attraction in Peru features sculptures of ancient Andean gods
The South American country of Peru is world famous for its Inca ruins, especially the archaeological site of Macchu Picchu. Sculptor based in Cusco, Michael of Titan continues the Inca tradition of merging art with nature with the completion of his latest project, Apukunaq Tianan (meaning “home of the gods”). Located about 40 minutes from Cusco, this modern tourist attraction features an array of sculptures carved directly from the same rock on the mountain.
Among the numbers is a representation of the Andean creative deity Viracocha (or Wiracocha), the Inca goddess of Mother Earth Pachamama, the head of a puma (which is part of the Inca trilogy of symbolic animals), and the face of the last monarch of the Inca Neo-State, Túpac Amaru. De Titan only used a chisel and hammer to add these amazing works of art to the face of the mountain. All of the sculptures are between 15 and 17 meters (49.2 and 55.8 feet) in height.
The opening of Apukunaq Tianan in 2021 coincides with the bicentenary year of Peru’s independence. You can find out more about the sculptures, including current visiting times and entrance fees, by following the attraction on Facebook.
Peruvian sculptor Michael de Titan carved figures based on Andean gods from the same rock.
These sculptures are part of a new tourist attraction in Cusco, Peru called Apukunaq Tianan, which means “the abode of the gods”.
It opened in 2021 to celebrate the bicentenary of Peru’s independence.
Watch this video to see more of Apukunag Tianan:
All images via the Apukunaq Tianan Facebook page.
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