Cuzco Towns and cities

Cusco

Cusco's Main SquareCusco holds the title of the archaeological capital of America with pride. There is no other place on the whole continent where you so easily visit the ruins of a amazing culture, still in a good condition.

The contrasts between indigenous and western cultures, history and the present give Cusco its special beauty.

Sacred Valley

Cusco: Sacred Valley of the Incas While visiting the circuit, traveling along the rivers Urubamba or Vilcanota, you will find the towns of Pisaq, Yucay, Urubamba, Ollantaytambo and Chinchero. In every town you can find pre-Hispanic archaeological ruins, built by the different Incas and used as citadels or resting places. Perfect places for buying handmade goods.

Machu Picchu

Cusco: Machu Picchu The most important of all because of its worldwide reputation. For a lot of people it is the eighth wonder of the world, a demostration of the wisdom of a culture capable of building a citadel using giant stones, perfectly fitted one of top of the other, in a place which is difficult to reach.


Quillabamba

Cusco: Quillabamba landscape This is the capital city of the province of La Convención and an important commercial centre for the valleys of Lares and La Convención. The principal activities are the production of coca, coffee, cacao and fruit.

The city was founded on the 25th of July, 1857, and has a climate that is especially good for carrying on different sports activities. Here you can meet with nature-adventure tourists, since the city is the principal access to the Megantoni nature reserve.






History Get to know a little bit more about Cusco, its history, its culture, its religion, and processes of change, among others aspects.
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