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Cusco Peru

While the picturesque Spanish architecture of the Cusco Cathedral is well worth a visit, it’s the surrounding landscapes that bring approximately two million people to the city each year. Trek along the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu – one of the Seven Wonders of the World to see mountain villages surrounded by green pastures. Alternatively, visit the Andes Mountains to see the Mountain of Seven Colours and learn about the minerals and sediments that give the mountain range its coloured effect.

Formerly the capital of the Incan Empire, Cusco’s origins date back over 1,000 years. Now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Cusco remains one of the world’s most important historical locations with the indigenous Incan traditions and influence of the 17th century Spanish Conquests still colouring much of Cusco’s architecture, food and culture to this day.

In addition to Cusco’s Incan heritage, there’s many districts showcasing a more contemporary side to Peru. Across Cusco, you’ll find traditional Peruvian hotels welcoming travellers, tourists and nomads, while the historic centre is where you’ll find an authentic sense of the area. In the San Blas district, you’ll find expansive views of Cusco’s rooftops, the Coco Museum and restaurants serving Peruvian, Spanish and French dishes. Alternatively, the Sacsayhuaman district is home to heritage museums and the starting points of many cultural excursions.

 


 

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