The Cathedral of Cusco 3/1 church called the Holy Family, Cathedral and Triunfo. A bit of history…when the Spanish invaded Peru in 1532 they arrived in Cusco with big intentions. They were focused on converting the Incas to Christianity and through their wealth, knowledge and sophistication they believed it was sure to influence them. The Spanish built the impressive Triunfo, church. The gold laced woodwork, amazing art, and advanced architecture designed to convince the Incas that they had a more superior religion and God was on their side. Since some of this Incas were skeptical they built two larger Cathedrals in hopes of converting more Incas. Interesting that the artwork we viewed had a presence of the Inca religion as Virgin Mary was dressed in a mountain looking dress representing the Inca religion was still present in their beliefs. We also found interesting the black Jesus that supposedly turned color from the smoke of animal fat lace candles that caused the discoloration.