Things to see in Cusco

Tips from real travelers about attractions and what to see in Cusco.
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  • Travelling in Peru was incredible, not only because of the landscape, but also for the great social and cultural differences of the different regions. The warmth of its people make you feel at home so you stop worrying about your sa...
  • The "Cathedral Basilica of the Virgin of the Assumption" was built between 1560 and 1664. Its outstanding reddish color was from the Spanish using it for building stones of Sacsayhuaman, the Inca fortress located on top of the city....
  • 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...
  • The Qorikancha Site was the largest temple of the Inca empire. It was looted during the Spanish conquest and a church was built in the same place. Now a small museum was is there and it contains various elements like prehistoric Inc...
  • 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...
  • The fortress of Sacsayhuaman is one of the most important Inca constructions and is even more amazing for its grandeur and perfection, only riveled by Machu Picchu. Fo more information, go to Http :/ / blog-mochilero.Blogspot.Com/20...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • Tambomachay is eight kilometres from Cusco and one kilometre from Puca-Pucara, on the slopes of a hill. The name comes from two Quechua words: Tampu, open accomodation, and Mach'ay, resting place. Tambo is also called the Cave becau...
  • It was a wonderful experience. I felt like I was in the clouds.
  • Pisac has an absolutely spectacular location between the Andes mountains, the Urubamba and the Sacred Valley. The Pisac ruins are some of the most impressive of the Inca Empire, after Machu Picchu and the Ollantaytambo Fortress. Pis...
  • This town's name derives from the Quechua word p'isaqa pisaq, meaning partridge, very abundant bird in this area. The new town was built on the very edge of the Urubamba River, and while its ruins are located on the cliffs of the su...
  • Sharing food in urban markets is a good way to take the pulse of a city, their meal times, customs, products, colors and flavors. But what about the vegetarians? Lila, in the San Blas market, offers a vegetarian menu made with all t...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
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