Cusco is the main tourist center of Peru and one of the main destinations of South America. The results have become the same city and extend throughout its valleys and snowy peaks, until reaching the marvel of the world “Machu Picchu”. Below is a list of places that should visit during your travel to the sacred lands of the Incas.
Cathedral of Cusco
The cathedral is located in theMain Square and is the main religious temple of the city. It is built by stones brought from Sacsayhuaman and, for this reason, it took a little more than 100 years to build the religious temple.
The neighborhood of San Blas
Within the city of Cusco you will not find a more traditional and beautiful place than the neighborhood of San Blas. It is reached through Hatun Rumiyoc street. Here you can see the spectacular “Stone of the 12 angles”, until you reach the slope of San Blas. A narrow street that opens between colonial mansions and craft shops, which will take you to the square of San Blas. There you can see its temple, which has a beautiful pulpit carved in baroque wood, in addition to the workshops of the most renowned craftsmen from Cusco. Throughout the neighborhood you will find many hotels, restaurants, pubs and mystical centers, a place to rejoice and get lost in time.
Qoriqancha and the Convent of Santo Domingo
These two buildings are one above the other: The first is Qoriqancha better known as the Golden Temple. This is due to the fact that the walls of this building are covered by sheets of gold. Then, at the base, there is the Convent of Santo Domingo. Previously, this was the religious, political and geographic center of all Cusco, but Juan Pizarro decided to give the land to the religious order of that city.
This architectural work is known to be one of the largest of the Incas. In addition to the knowledge of how this work was made more than 3,000m high, Sacsayhuaman stands out for having a phenomenal view of the nature that Cusco provides.
In the Sacred Valley of the Incas, Ollantaytambo is the obligatory point of passage for all visitors going to Machu Picchu. Not just because the train station is located there. But because of the spectacular archaeological complex that is there!. An incredible place, as well as its spectacular Temple of the Sun. That is a Monolith of 6 huge rocks that fit exactly and is located at the top of the complex. The town itself is also a delight, with its houses and streets that seem to be stopped in time, you can enjoy a pleasant moment in any of its hotels or restaurants there. Ollantaytambo is definitely a place you will not forget.
And finely the Inca jewel, Machu Picchu. A trip to Cusco would not be considered as such, if you don’t go to the wonder of the world. The Inca city stands imposing between the Andes and the jungle. Showing the world as one of the greatest works of man and that can be enjoyed intact even today. Despite its difficult location, getting to Machu Picchu is relatively easy. You can do it in many ways, whether you like comfort or adventure. There is no excuse not to visit the masterpiece of the Incas. The obligatory place to visit of all those who arrive in Cusco.