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Travel Guide of Cusco in Peru by Influencers

Cusco, often spelled Cuzco, is a city in southeastern Peru, on the eastern end of the Knot of Cuzco near the Urubamba Valley of the Andes mountain range. It is the capital of the Cusco Region and of the Cusco Province. The city is the seventh most populous in Peru, and in 2017 it had a population of 428,450. Its elevation is around 3,400 m.

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Discover our travel guide of Cusco in Peru made of pictures from travel influencers and photographers.

What you will see and do in Cusco:

  ⛰️ Highland     🏰 Historic site     🏘️ Town     🏰 Temple     ️🏜️ Badlands     ⛰️ Hill station  

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A city you can't miss

The city of Cusco is the former capital of the Inca Empire. Often considered as the obligatory stopover for an ascent of Machu Picchu, most tourists forget to visit Cusco. However, Cusco is a city rich in Peruvian history with its archaeological ruins that tell of the past greatness of the Inca civilization, its hikes in postcard landscapes with the Andes as a background, its museums with rich collections, and it's gourmet culinary specialties, there is so much to do in Cusco.

A city full of history dating back to the colonial period

Perched at an altitude of 3,400m in the middle of the Andean mountains, the former Spanish conquest in the 16th century offers a fascinating assemblage of superb churches and baroque palaces built above the pre-Columbian city. From the Plaza de Armas, where the Incas celebrated the festival of the sun, to the pink volcanic stone cathedral, to the many churches, including the Society of Jesus, this is a magnificent example of Andean baroque. Cusco hasmany treasures. Don't miss the San Blas district, home to numerous artisan workshops, in narrow, steep streets lined with beautiful colonial houses.

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How to get to Cusco ?

To visit Cusco, you must first go to Lima airport. Once in Lima, you will just have to take a flight to Cusco. Many flights are available between the two cities.

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  🏘️ Town spots     ⛰️ Hill station spots     ⛰️ Mountain range spots     🗼 Landmark spots     🏰 Temple spots     Adventure spots     ⛰️ Mountain spots     Panorama spots     🏰 Historic site spots     ️🏜️ Badlands spots     ❄️ Glacial landform spots     ⛰️ Highland spots     ⛰️ Hill spots  

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