Cusco

Cusco main square

The City of Cusco is located in the Province and Region of the same name. It was the political, administrative and religious capital of Tahuantinsuyo. In the 15th century, the Inca Pachacuteq redesigned its urban layout, turning it into a large urban complex that remained the main city of the empire until the 16th century, when it was transformed again by the Spanish. This second transformation consisted of maintaining the Inca layout and buildings on which temples and stately homes were erected, such as the Temple of Santo Domingo in Qoricancha or the Cathedral of Cusco in Quishuarcancha, property of the Inca Wiracocha, among other buildings of great importance. Importance and value during the Tahuantinsuyo. Cusco preserves in the architecture of its buildings and urban design extraordinary constructive expressions of both cultures, maintaining its authenticity and integrity, despite the accelerated growth of the city.

Year of inscription on the World Heritage List: 1983.
streets of cusco

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Most important squares in Cusco

The plazas of ancient Cusco were epicenters of political activity, used mostly as a marketplace or area for people to ga....
Train to machu picchu

Trains to Machu Picchu from Cusco

Traveling by train from Cusco to Machu Picchu offers a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the stunning landscapes....