Checacupe and the 3 bridges Checacupe Attraction

Checacupe and the 3 bridges

Checacupe is one of the 8 districts of the province of Canchis, and according to the references it is over 3,450 meters high, its climate is cold and dry and therefore there are not many products, but, even so, there are some products that They bear fruit such as some tuber potatoes, goose, olluco and other legumes such as beans, peas and others. Apart from agriculture they also practice cattle raising, sheep in small quantities just for family support. One of the things that stands out in this community are its customs and traditions that are still alive and reflected in the form of cultivation.

The colonial bridge is located on the Pitumayu River, on the royal road from Cusco to Collao, it was very useful after the collapse of the Inca Bridge and before the construction of the iron bridge. When passing through the bridge they paid the “pontazgo” tax, collected by the town hall of Checacupe for the Spanish crown. Its construction is based on sillar stone, carved and joined with lime (lime and song) and revoked from boulder, with a perfect cohesion in the style of the Roman arch, it is a wonderful and ingenious roadwork that was built on a rock formation Slate, this bridge was the only means that linked the ayllus of Checacupe and Cangalli. The platform is decorated in addition to a layer of artistically cobbled colored pebbles forming geometric figures that give an extraordinary appearance.

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