Cusco Travel Guide


  • overview-icon Overview

    The country of Peru can be found in the South America. Geographically, it is on the continent’s western side. It faces the South Pacific Ocean and bordered by the countries of Chile to the south, Bolivia and Brazil to the east and Colombia and Ecuador to the north. The country’s culture is strongly ...

    Read more

  • time-icon Current Time

    Friday Sep 22 4:53 am
    America/Lima
  • info-icon Information

    +51
    Sol

Hotels in Cusco (198 Hotels) See All Cusco Hotels

  • Casona les Pleiades

    With Museo de la Coca, South Adventure Peru Tours and Esteban Adventure ideally placed nearby the three star hotel, Casona les Pleiades; this hotel is appropriately posit...

  • B&B Hotel Pensión Alemana

    Spotted in Cusco, B&B Hotel Pensión Alemana is conveniently located around I'm Loving South America - Day Tours, Hilo and L'atelier by Grid. Many other well-liked points ...

  • Los Áticos

    Having Incatrekkers Day Tours, Elmer and Chiquity Club Cusco readily found close to the two and half star hotel, Los Áticos; this hotel is impeccably located in the city ...

  • Quinua Villa Boutique

    Seen in Cusco, Quinua Villa Boutique is conveniently located nearby Santu Tour Operador - Day Tours, I'm Loving South America - Day Tours and Hilo. Some other trendy attr...

Things To Do in Cusco See All Things To Do in Cusco

  • Puna

    Puna

    San Teresa 375 tiend...

    Lifestyle, Attractions, Shopping, Arts and Culture
  • Cusco Historic Center

    Cusco Historic Cente...

    508 Ave Infancia

    Activities, Attractions, Outdoors, Historical Sites
  • Hiram Bingham Train

    Hiram Bingham Train

    Av. Pachacutec - Wan...

    Attractions, Landmarks and Points Of Interest
  • Choquequirao

    Choquequirao

    Province of La Conve...

    Attractions, Historical Sites

About Cusco

The country of Peru can be found in the South America. Geographically, it is on the continent’s western side. It faces the South Pacific Ocean and bordered by the countries of Chile to the south, Bolivia and Brazil to the east and Colombia and Ecuador to the north. The country’s culture is strongly influenced by pre-Columbian cultures that date back to the 16th or 17th century. The country of Peru is also known for the historical Inca Empire, one of the oldest civilizations in the word. The Inca Empire once sat in the Southern Sierras; however, the traces of civilization gave way to the modern infrastructures and technology. Now, the location of the world-famous Inca Empire is occupied by the city of Cuzco. The beautiful city of Cuzco is graced by the old and the new. History can be seen in every corner since there is still existing colonial architecture to marvel at. However, the city is not purely a representation of the old world. In fact, Cuzco has a modern nightlife and urban attractions that balance out the rich history. The city is a great destination for tourists who want to explore the merging of the old world and the new world. Its old traditions are intertwined with the new ones as well. The contradictions work well to provide a new experience for both locals and tourists in South America. When it comes to historical sites, the city of Cuzco has two. The first one is the so-called Sacsayhuaman. It is the site of a battle involving the Incas and the men of Juan Pizarro in 1536. In the past, the Sacsayhuaman is defined as a walled complex made of dry stone walls. These walls were built without using mortar, so they are carefully cut and fitted to avoid collapsing. In 1983, the site of the Sacsayhuaman was finally added to the prestigious UNESCO World Heritage List. Today, the ruins of is one of the most impressive within the boundaries of the Cuzco, the former capital of the Inca Empire. Another historical landmark is the Monumento Pachacuteq. It is a statue depicting the warrior king of the Inca, Pachacuteq. Its total height reaches 22 meters, with a cylindrical base which can be made as a platform for tourist viewing. Lastly, the walls of Cuzco city are also from the civilization of the Inca. The most notable walls are close by the Plaza de Armas. Cuzco has its share of urban attractions such as museums, galleries, restaurants, hotels and shopping centers. Some of the galleries and museums include the Museo Historico Regional, Museo Municipal de Arte Comtemporaneo, Museo del Sitio del Qoricancha, Fractal Dragon, ChocoMuseo, Museo del Centro de Textiles and Museo de Arte Popular. There is also the Qoricancha, or the so-called Sun Temple, which is a site of worship for the Incas. Another great destination is the Santa Catalina Convent which houses an extensive collection of religious art from different centuries. For nature lovers, there are the Cochahuasi Animal Sanctuary, Rio Apurimac and Moray which can be taken as day tours in the city of Cuzco.

Top Destinations in Peru