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Cusco is the place to stay before visiting Macchu Picchu, there is a lot of things to do and you can enjoy its restaurants, pubs, museums and some ruins that are located close to the city.

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    San Pedro Market in Cusco

    San Pedro Market, in Cusco, is a local market with a special aisle for entrails. Tough it’s becoming more tourist-oriented it still has plenty of genuine local colour, a nice change from Plaza de Armas.  Colorful, vibrant, packed, San Pedro Market is not to be missed. This market is by Peruvians for Peruvians – however, a large […]

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    Plaza de Armas de Cusco - Main Square (Huacaypata)

    Plaza de Armas is the main square of Cusco, it has churches, shops, restaurants and bars backing on to it and is a great place to spend an afternoon. Known as the “Square of the warrior” in the Inca era, this plaza has been the scene of several important events in the history of this […]

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    Qorikancha

    Qorikancha or Qurikancha (Quechua quri gold, kancha enclosure, enclosed place, yard, a frame, or wall that encloses, hispanicized spelling Coricancha), originally named Inti Kancha (Quechua inti sun) or Inti Wasi (Quechua for “sun house”), was the most important temple in the Inca Empire, dedicated primarily to Inti, the Sun God. It was one of the most revered […]

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    Saksaywaman

    Saksaywaman is a walled complex on the northern outskirts of the city of Cusco, Peru, the former capital of the Inca Empire. Like many Inca constructions, the complex is made of large polished dry stone walls, with boulders carefully cut to fit together tightly withoutmortar. The site, at an altitude of 3,701 m, was added as part […]

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    Cusco Cathedral

    The construction of the Cusco Cathedral, occurred in two phases: first the Chapel of Triumph was built on what had been the ancient temple of Suntur Wasi (House of God); afterwards, the cathedral was erected on the palace of the Inca Wiracocha. The Renaissance style dominates the façade and the interior, which features particularly exquisite […]