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One of the ways to get to know a culture is to soak up it, spend our shoes to visit it, and appreciate each of the places that represent part of its history and that together make this a great city. That is why here we are going to present you what places you can visit during your stay in Cusco.

Cusco was the capital of the Inca Empire and there are several buildings that have witnessed its history:

Sacsayhuaman fortress

Sacsayhuamán is one of the most amazing buildings in the world. It is thought that it began to be built during the Inca Pachacutec government in the XV century.

  • General Information of Sacsayhuaman
  • The mysteries of Sacsayhuaman
  • Visit Sacsayhuaman
  • Sacsayhuaman Archaeological Park

Tambomachay Archaeological Cente

The Tambomachay archaeological site is, together with Qenqo, Puca Pucara and Sacsayhuaman, one of the most important archaeological complexes in the city of Cusco. It is located just 7 kilometers from the ancient capital of the Incas. Due to its location, it belongs to one of the important centers in the ‘ceques’ or imaginary lines that started from Cuzco and served the Incas to organize their important sanctuaries and centers.

  • Tambomachay General Information
  • Tambomachay Climate, Flora and Fauna
  • Tambomachay: Location, Height and General Informationn

Qenqo Archaeological Complex

The Quechua name Qenqo means labyrinth. In the Andean culture worldview, this place was built to invoke Kaypacha, the legendary snake that gives rise to life. The Incas used this place as a bridge to communicate with other of their gods such as the Sun, the earth, the mountains, the moon and the stars. Everything in this place has a special mystique, the amphitheater, the labyrinths, the canals and the sacrificial room.

  • Q'enqo General Information
  • Curiosities about the archaeological site of Qenqoqenqo
  • Qenqo big, Q'enqo small, Q'enqo Puma

Puca Pucara Fortress

Puca Pucara or Pukapukara is one of the main archaeological sites near the city of Cusco along with Sacsayhuaman, Qenqo and Tambomachay. It is located 7 kilometers from Cuzco, about 3,850 meters above sea level. Due to being on an elevated platform, it was given the name of fortress. However, its function is still uncertain. Currently it is a must visit place during the stay in the Imperial City and before knowing Machu Picchu. It has terraces, rooms, stairs and terraces. Learn a little more about the mysteries of this popular site

  • All About Puca Pucara
  • The Fortress of Puca Pucara
  • Weather in Puca Pucara

Museums in the City of Cusco

Cusco is a city in the Peruvian Andes that was the capital of the Inca Empire and is known for its archaeological remains and Spanish colonial architecture. The Plaza de Armas is the center of the old city, with galleries, carved wooden balconies and ruins of Inca walls. The Santo Domingo convent, in the Baroque style, was built on the Inca Sun Temple (Qoricancha) and has archaeological remains of Inca stonework.

  • Contemporary Art Museum.
  • Qoricancha Site Museum.
  • Monument to the Inca Pachacútec.
  • Qosqo Center for Native Art.
  • Regional Historical Museum.
  • Popular art museum.

The Ruins of Ollantaytambo

Ollantaytambo is one of the most important towns in the Sacred Valley of the Incas in Cusco. It is the only place that preserves its ancient Inca urban design. Because it is an obligatory step before reaching Machu Picchu, it is highly visited.

  • General Information of OllantayTambo
  • OllantayTambo Archaeological Site
  • Before going to Machu Picchu, choose Ollantaytambo or Urubamba

Pisac Archaeological Park

Písac is an archaeological complex that is in the homonymous district of the Calca province, it is located 30 kilometers from the city of Cusco, in Peru. The archaeological site is one of the most important and visited in the Sacred Valley of the Incas. It is located east of the Vilcabamba mountain range

  • Información General de Pisac
  • How to get to Pisac?
  • Pisac Weather
  • Tour of the Archaeological Site of Pisac
  • Degree of difficulty and travel time of Pisac
  • Pisac Craft Market
  • What to do and-see in pisac
  • Information of the people of pisac

Salineras de Maras

Definitivamente las Salineras de Maras son un paraíso para cualquier amante de la fotografía, sus parcelas arman un gran rompecabezas geométrico impresionante. Por si esto fuera poco el paisaje lo complementan picos nevados de mas de 5000 msnm y Valle Sagrado de los Incas como telón de fondo.

  • General Information of Salineras de Maras
  • Maras Town
  • What are the salt mines
  • Legend of the salinera de maras

Moray Archaeological Complexs

The Moray archaeological group is located 7 kilometers from the town of Maras, in the Sacred Valley of the Incas, 38 km from the city of Cusco and 3,500 meters above sea level. Moray can be reached through a detour from the main road between Cusco and Urubamba.

  • Moray General Information
  • Everything you need to know about Moray
  • How to get to Moray
  • Moray Story

Chinchero town

Town of The current towns of Chinchero, as well as those of Ollantaytambo and other places, are located on old pre-Hispanic towns. Chinchero was on the direct road that in the days of the Incas led straight to Machu Picchu and was an important urban center that even today we can appreciate around its church and plaza.

  • Chinchero General Information
  • Chinchero a Lost Place in Time
  • What are the salt mines
  • Crafts, Agriculture and Culture of the Community of Chinchero

Mountain of Colors - Vinicunca

The mountain of the 7 Colors (also called Vinicunca or simply ‘rainbow’) is one of the new and best attractions in Peru. Located more than 100 kilometers from the city of Cusco, on an altitude summit located 5,200 meters above sea level (m.s.n.m.) It is a mountainous formation tinged with various shades as a result of the complex combination of minerals.

  • General Information of Montaña de Colores
  • What to see in the Mountain of 7 Colors

Palccoyo Mountain of Colors

The Mountain of the Seven Colors of Palccoyo is a set of summits tinged with colors similar to Vinicunca (Rainbow Mountain), due to a process of mineralization for millions of years..

  • General Information of Palccoyo Mountain of Colors
  • Tour to Rainbow Mountain of Palccoyo
  • Palccoyo Rainbow Mountain Weather

Humantay Lake

The Humantay Lake is a natural attraction that is not always part of the tourist tours of Cusco. However, it is one of the most impressive and beautiful natural settings that this department has, so we recommend you visit it.

  • General Information of Laguna Humantay
  • Reasons To Visit Humantay Lake
  • How to Travel to the Humantay Lake

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