Cusco It is considered the cultural and religious center of the Inca world. It was an impressive city, seat of the Inca god-king ('Inca' technically refers to the monarch, who was often called Sapa Inca and who was revered as a divine ruler by the people). It was a city built to reflect the power of the Empire. Despite its brutal looting by the Spanish conquerors, Cusco is still a place interesting and vibrant.
Today is a great center commercial (especially the downtown area), as well as the undisputed archaeological capital of South America, for which UNESCO named it a World Heritage Site and one of the largest tourist destinations on the continent. Its colonial architecture is spectacular. You'll find ruins Monolithic Incas of perfectly carved stone palaces, cobbled squares, etc.
The whitewashed alleys and the large terracotta roofs are home to a rich mix of history, lively nightlife, and a wide variety of museums, monuments, and landscapes. The fusion of indigenous and colonial Andean cultures is very interesting. The area becomes a place of worship for all those fans of trekking: Macchu Picchu it is their nerve center.
Despite the number of visitors it receives, Cusco is still relatively intact and it is still very easy to experience the beauty of the city's mix with its history oldest. Despite the fact that the city has welcomed tourism and the development of different infrastructures to support the flow of visitors, the historical past still has a powerful influence on its glorious present.
Cusco Travel Guide | The Ancient Inca Capital of Peru (January 2024)