Cusco, also know as the "Archaeological Capital of America", was
the capital of the legendary Inca Empire. Although, The most about Cusco is the superimposition of three
cultures; the native Andean Quechua. the colonial Spanish and
the modern one.
Cusco's main square, known as WaKaypata at Inca's time, was the site where many celebrations took place and is still an
ideal meeting place for the present celebrations. Cusco's Cathedral and La Compañia, two of the colonial churches in Cusco, border the square.
Other important colonial churches; Santo
Domingo (the Inca Qorikancha, or the Golden parcel), the Convent of Santa Catalina (where the Inca Acllawasi, residence for
Chosen Women, was located) and San Blash with such a famous pulpit located in a highly-artistic location.
Traveling in Cusco and not visiting the legendary Machu
Picchu is impossible. Trains depart from Cusco early in the morning every day, travel for about three or
four hours to Machu Picchu and return to Cusco City in the
evening. Otherwise, yoc can spend one night in a Hotel in Aguas Calientes, the most nearby town to the archaelogical park of Machu Picchu.
On the other hand, the most adventurous people can take the Inca Trail, a trek that takes two or four days for getting completed and has Cusco as a start point. Indeed. the Sacred Valley of the
Incas, the fortress of Ollantaytambo and the agricultural terraces
of Pisaq should not be ignored.
Cusco is also blessed with many beatiful sites within a short drive. Sacsayhuaman, the
Inca fortress with such an incredible panorama for Cusco; Tambomachay, Puka Pukara and Qenqo. A tour in Pisaq and Chinchero's markets
will delight you with such incredible handicrafts, both towns are also characterized by their surrounding archaeological areas.