Things to see in Cuzco

Tips from real travelers about attractions and what to see in Cuzco.
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  • The San Pedro market is opposite the train station of San Pedro and is huge. They sell what you'd imagine (mainly food) and it also has a sort of food court where you can eat very cheap typical food. I think that if you are in Cusco...
  • I went there the first day of 2003 and it was one of the best experiences of my life. It is a place that few tourists know, that's difficult to access. I had to walk far, but it was an adventure! It is a wonderful spot, ideal for ge...
  • It is a spectacular fortress, or temple as it´s called now, built with huge carved rocks laid together with absolute precision. Along with Machu Picchu and Choquequirao, it is undoubtedly one of the greatest architectural works of T...
  • The Armas Plaza is the main square in the center of Cuzco. After having been the center of the ancient Inca empire. Here are some of the more important sights in the city: the Church of the Jesuits and the Cathedral of Cuzco, as wel...
  • In this neighborhood the majority of artisan workshops and goldsmiths are located. There are narrow and steep streets with old, Spanish-built houses over important Incan foundations. There are small inns and restaurants and which ar...
  • In the pictures you can see the famous stone of twelve angles, an example of Incan stone work mastery. The stone is known for its peculiarity of the presence of 12 angles which fits perfectly with the stones placed around part of th...
  • The Inca Trail is a 3-day trek that takes you from Cuzco to Machu Picchu. First of all, you should know that it's quite hard, because of the height. Another option is to take a train to Aguas Calientes, spend the night and the next ...
  • In order to travel to Machu Picchu and not spend a lot of money you should first go to Cuzco and there you should get a tour. It'll take you to the ruins because making these reservations from another country will be very expensive....
  • Q'enqo is an Incan temple that is dedicated to Pachamama, Mother Nature. It is 1 km from the ruins of the ancient city of Sacsayhuaman. I thought this site was small but it's very different from others in the region. You can go thro...
  • That day we got a restaurant that overlooked the Plaza de Armas of Cusco, which at 12:00pm everybody starts to run 12 laps... There were people from all over the world, but I think with the alcohol they had in them and the torrentia...
  • Impossible to miss the Baratillo of Cuzco, a large flea market that is put up every Saturday very early in the morning in the neighborhood of Santiago. Very popular, crowded with stalls, in the Baratillo you can find anything, inclu...
  • This is a place for those that have no waste. Inside, we find handicrafts made of guayruro, goat and cow cheeses, local foods, fruits, vegetables, meats, and all the food you can imagine. It's like every market in the world, a place...
  • This museum, located two blocks from the Plaza de Armas, isn´t a must-see, but it is particularly interesting for art lovers. Different kinds of local artwork are on display here. It´s free to get in and you can take a tour to see a...
  • Found in the Sacred Valley, north of Cuzcom Chinchero market is held every Sunday and is one of the most vibrant and colorful in the region. This market attracts tourists and locals. There really is everything: crafts, food, clothin...
  • I found this church for its impressive size. The Church of San Francisco is in the plaza that has the same name. It's very nice because it is not as crowded as the Plaza de Armas. The church is from the Spanish colonial period and i...
  • The journey continues. After the ruins there's almost nobody. We get lost in the middle of the mountains, what happiness! We drool because the road is difficult, but we'll be well rewarded with magnificent scenery once we get to our...
  • The 2nd night in Cuzco, after lunch we went for a drink and a show of folk songs was offered to those attending the bar. Despite not being a spectacle presented first like elsewhere, which of course are much more expensive, we had a...
  • Yaku is a great place for a drink or coffee in Cuzco. Located in the Plaza de Armas, with great views of the monuments in the square, especially the Church of the Society of Jesus, where we met on the balcony. I recommend the natura...
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