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What places to visit in Cusco?

What places to visit in Cusco? What places to visit in Cusco? What places to visit in Cusco?

The city of Cusco is the most visited tourist destination in Peru. Where you can find a large number of hotels in Cusco, restaurants, bars, museums, archaeological centers and much more. And here is a list of the main attractions of the city of Cusco.

1. Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu is the most famous Inca citadel in the world and is located 110 kilometers northeast of Cusco. This historical sanctuary is considered the architectural jewel of the country and the mountain is surrounded by temples, platforms and water channels. Due to its importance, Machu Picchu is considered a Cultural and Natural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO.

2. Mountain of the 7 colors

This mountain is in the Vilcanota mountain range, between the mountain ranges of the Peruvian Andes, about 5,000 meters above sea level. Mountain vinicunca Today it is one of the most visited destinations in the country because it is a natural space where visitors can see the seven colors of the rainbow mountain vinicunca thanks to the minerals that are present in the soil and the erosion of the stones of its hills and slopes. This combination of natural effects make this mountain a unique place in the world.

3. Sacsayhuamán

This Inca fortress has structures of up to 125 tons in weight, which shows the importance of this conglomerate of buildings whose origin dates back to the 15th century. Sacsayhuaman offers an amazing view of Cusco and you can see the summits of Ausangate, Pachatusán and Cinca. This archaeological complex preserves, according to experts, 40% of its entire ancient structure. 

4. Humantay Lagoon

Humantay is a snow-covered mountain that is part of the Vilcabamba mountain range and gives rise to the formation of the Lagoon that bears its name and which stands out for its turquoise color.

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5. Choquequirao

The Choquerirao Archaeological Park impresses with the majestic Inca architecture, whose construction is attributed to the successors of the Inca Pachacútec, Tupac Inca Yupanqui or Huayna Cápac, between the 15th and 16th centuries. Due to its rich flora and fauna, it is considered a Regional Conservation Area by the National System of State Protected Areas (SERNANP).

6. Ollantaytambo

The Inca remains in Ollantaytambo are vestiges of the town that Pachacutec ordered to build after subduing its inhabitants and conquering these lands. In the remains that are preserved you can see the agricultural infrastructures built centuries ago, as well as the bridge that connected the town with the Inca Trail. In addition, it also stands out in this space that it was used for a military purpose as revealed by the walls and watchtowers. There are 150 steps that separate the summit from the lower part. There is also a space dedicated to the worship of water.

7. Moray

The image of the Moray archaeological center is unforgettable. And it is that this space is configured by agricultural terraces that, built in gigantic natural depressions, are concentrically superimposed, circular and giving rise to a kind of gigantic amphitheater. To get an idea of ​​its immensity, the largest hole has a depth of 150 meters and the average height of the platforms is 1.80 meters.