Qorikancha – The Center of the Ceque System of the Incas

Qorikancha - The center of the Ceque System of the Incas

Qorikancha – The center of the Ceque System of the Incas

One interesting aspect of the Inca civilization is the Ceque System, a series of lines connecting shrines in a distinct physical pattern around the principal cities of the Inca world – here Qorikancha is at the center. The ceque system broke Cusco into four sections, corresponding to the four royal roads (and four political divisions) of the Inca. Shrines were connected by the ceques, so that as you journeyed along the line, you would visit the shrines in order.