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Cusco is considered the navel of the world for having been the political and territorial center of the Inca Empire, Capital of the imposing Empire of Tahuantinsuyo and home to the citadel of Machu Picchu, one of the 7 wonders of the modern world.

Throughout history, Cusco has received important distinctions such as being declared Cultural Patrimony of Humanity by UNESCO in 1981, in Argentina it was distinguished as the “Archaeological Capital of South America” in 1933, in Italy as “Cultural Heritage of the Mundo “in 1978, and in Peru, it was named the” Historical Capital of Peru” in the 1993 Constitution. On the other hand, Cusco has other tourist attractions such as Sacred Valley, the San Blas neighborhood, the mines of Sal de Maras and The Rainbow Mountain.

Take a look at Cusco

Visit the Churches

The Cathedral (Plaza de Armas), Qorikancha, Temple of the Society of Jesus, Church of San Blas.


The magnitude of Saqsayhuamán is overwhelming, especially because of the immense blocks of stone that dominate from above. The largest of these measures 8.5 meters and weighs 361 tons. This fortress forms 'the head of the puma' drawn by the original architecture of the Inca capital. Here the ancestral ceremony of the Inti Raymi is staged every June 24th.


Called also the Bath of the Inca, it is a construction in stone that channels in three small falls the water that emerges from a spring.


This large limestone rock is covered with carvings and small tunnels. It is presumed that it was used by the Incas in the ceremonies of the girl or perhaps of blood. Its name means 'zigzag'.

Machu Picchu

It is considered a masterpiece of architecture and engineering. Its peculiar architectural and landscape features have made it one of the most popular tourist destinations on the planet. Archaeologists consider that Machu Picchu, more than a 'lost city', was part of a large set of Inca settlements located in the bellic Amazonian frontier of the Empire. Machu Picchu is one of the wonders of the world, comparable to the Pyramids of Egypt, the Acropolis of Athens or the Cathedral of Notre Dame.

The Sacred Valley

The tour of the Sacred Valley, north of Cusco, presents several options. The most convenient is the paved road Cusco-Pisac-Calca-Yucay-Urubamba-Chinchero-Cusco, a circuit of approximately 140 km.


Highlights a wall composed of six huge blocks perfectly joined. To the terraces, cliffs and walls we must add that part of the work that was not completed: the 'tired stones', fifty large rectangular rocks, carved, extracted from a nearby quarry and abandoned on the road.


Archaeological site of special interest, because it is the only pre-Inca city in the Cusco region. It is attributed to the Wari culture. In its surroundings is the Lucre Lagoon.

Olluquito con charqui

This dish contains two exclusively Peruvian ingredients such as olluco which is a type of potato that grows in the Andes and charqui, prepared with llama meat or beef.


Soup based on beans, potatoes, eggs, milk and cheese.

Chiri Uchu

Plate of cold meats of guinea pig, chicken, beef, flame, fish, seasoned with field, cheese and egg omelets.

Data you should know if you travel

  • Weather

    It has a semi dry and cold weather. Maximum Temperature 20 ° C - Minimum Temperature 4 ° C.

  • Best season

    In Cusco if you want to find a bright sun and almost no rain, the best time is between June and October. It should be noted that the high season is from June to August.

  • How to get?

    Land route Lima - Arequipa 1,085 km.
    Airway, there are daily flights from Lima.