World tourism paradise, Cusco was the sacred city of the Incas, which is why we have Inca walls in the streets of an entire building stone. Cosmopolitan to the extreme, inhabitants of Cusco combines almost everyone living with their originals and provide it with all kinds of restaurants and shops. Inca palaces of supreme beauty, are part of the daily walk through its streets. Fine plazas, splendid churches and a people accustomed to visitors, make one of Cusco's most important tourist destinations in the world.
Cusco is located in the valley of Huatanay river in south eastern of Peru, in the jurisdiction of the Cusco region.
|Station||weather||T min. (ºC)||T max. (ºC)|
|dry season (April - October)||Dry||-2||20|
|Rainy Season (Novenber - March)||Rainy||5||23|
Between April to October, at night the temperature drops considerably in the early hours of the morning the tempreratura up gradually until past noon.
|Cusco City||3399 m.a.s.l.|
The altitudes shown in the table are in meters above sea level (m.a.s.l.).
According to the latest report of Instituto Nacional de Estadística e Informática (INEI), the population of Cusco is as follows:
|Cusco City||402 030 people|
|Cusco Region||1 283 540 people|
The Cusco region has an area of 71,891.97 Km2 and is divided politically into 13 provinces (Acomayo, Anta, Calca, Canas, Canchis Chumbivilcas, Cusco, Espinar, Paucartambo, La Convención, Paruro, Quispicanchi and Urubamba). The province of Cusco (Capital city) is divided potictically into eight districts (Ccorca, Cusco, Poroy, San Jeronimo, San Sebastián, Saylla, Wanchaq and Santiago).
Here are some suggestions about how to spend your time in Cusco:
- By walking its streets you can appreciate colonial architecture built on old Inca palaces.
- Religious art in the cathedral and various churches in the city that you can admire.
- Enjoy the music and dances of Cusco in Qosqo Native Art Center.
- By riding horse around Sacsayhuaman Archaeological Park and its archaeological sites you can enjoy an amazing moment.
- You may share and enjoy your evenings with people around the world in the bars and clubs near the main square.
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The Inca construction technique was completely different to anything found elsewhere in the world, making it unique in its various archaeological sites. Large stones, some more than a hundred tons, were hauled from the quarries over 60 kilometers for construction. The orientation of the doors and windows, are as well as spectacular construction are just some of the details that will appreciate in this journey through these archaeological sites.
Temples & Convents
The Catholic Church accompanied, from the beginning of the conquest, the Spanish forces. To kick off their evangelizing, about the most important and spectacular Inca palaces and temples, built their churches priestly orders of the time. On the other hand, had to be built to house the clergy convents. These buildings, 10 special construction details are worth appreciating.
A city, so visited as Cusco, museums could not lack. These, designed to show various aspects of culture Pre-Inca, Inca, colonial and republican, are distributed throughout the city. Venture to know, after visiting them not fail to thank us. Here we detail how to get to the 9 museums are there in the city of Cusco.
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hotels & lodgings
Find accommodation for your stay in Cusco, from facilities in rural areas to five star hotels.