Inca History, Spanish colonial rule and colorful cultures of the Andes; Cusco is an incredible place to visit. There are so many things to see and do in Cusco it is hard to know where to start. Magnificent Inca ruins, vibrant busy markets, flower filled colonial plazas and an abundance of museums are to name but a few. Be prepared to travel 20 – 30 minutes out of the city center, as many of Cusco’s best attractions are located on the outskirts of town.

What to See & Do

Inca Archaeological Sites

Saqsayhuman Inca Ruin

Sacsayhuman

A fortress or a shrine? No one knows for sure, but the massive zig-zag wall at Saqsayhuman which features 300 ton perfectly carved stones is more than impressive […read more]

Korikancha Peru

Korikancha (The Sun Temple)

Ancient Chronicles depict Korikancha as a shine to the Sun God Inti. An epic temple with gold lined walls and a garden with 20 life size solid gold llamas and their herders […read more]

Hatunrumiyoc Street

Hatun Rumiyoc Street

The best examples of an original Inca road in Cusco, Hatunrumiyoc Street is home to Palacio Inca Roq’a (residence of the 6th emperor) and the famous 12 angled stone […read more]

Tambomachay

Tambomachay

20 minutes from Cusco, Tambomachay was thought to be a shire for the worship of water. A complex system of stone channels feed two fountains at the tranquil site […read more]

Pucapucara

Puca Pucara

Taking its name from the red granite from which it was built. Puca Pucara was thought to be a military outpost guarding the eastern entrance to Cusco […read more]

Q'enko

Qenko

Qenko, meaning “Labyrinth,” is a lesser visited Inca Ruin located 15 minutes from the centre of Cusco. Historians believe that it was used for worship of fertility […read more]

Religious Attractions

Cusco Cathedral

Cusco Cathedral

Dominating the main central square – Plaza de Armas, Cusco’s Cathedral played a central role in the integration of natives with the ways of the Catholic Church. […read more]

Cristo Blanco

Cristo Blanco

Cristo Blanco was a gift from Christian Palestinians who sought refuge in the city in 1945. The view of colonial Cusco from the statue is incredible […read more]

City Attractions

Cusco Plaza de Armas

Plaza de Armas

A beautiful colonial square, Plaza de Armas is the vibrant focal point of Cusco. It’s where you’ll find many of the city’s best bars, shops and restaurants […read more]

San Blas District

San Blas District

Considered the trendy artisanal part of Cusco, the San Blas District is picturesque area made up of many narrow cobbled streets and a small plaza with an adobe church […read more]

San Pedro Market

San Pedro Market

The central point of trade for perishable products. The San Pedro Market is where you’ll find everything from strange Amazon fruits to items used in witchery […read more]

Cusco Planetarium

Let your mind run wild and explore the night sky at Cusco’s family run Planetarium. Uncover the skies of the past, as well as exlporing the universe we ive in today […read more]

Festivals / Events

Inti Raymi

Inti Raymi

A spectacle of Cusco’s events calendar. The Inca Festival of the Sun – Inti Raymi attracts thousands of international & national visitors each year […read more]

Corpus Christi

Corpus Christi

Corpus Christi is one of the most important religious festivals of the year. Fifteen saints and virgins are paraded around Cusco’s main square in a colourful celebration […read more]

Museums

Pachacuteq Monument, Cusco 1

Pachacuteq Monument

This towering monument sits on a large roundabout on Avenida del Sol.  The Pachacuteq Monument also has an interior museum dedicated to the life of the great Inca […read more]

MAP Museum Cusco

MAP Museum

One of  finest privately owned museums. El Museo de Arte Pre-Colombino (MAP Museum) showcases artifacts of everything prior to the Spanish conquest of Peru […read more]

La Casa Concha Cusco Peru

La Casa Concha Museum

A collaboration between Cusco’s state University and Yale University, La Casa Concha Museum is dedicated to the re-discovery of Machu Picchu & Hiram Bingham […read more]

Museo Histórico Regional de Cusco

Historical Museum of Cusco

Once the home of Garcilaso de la Vega, the Regional Historical Museum of Cusco features exhibits on gastronomy, the evangelization of Cusco and Inca Tupac Amaru  […read more]

Inka Museum Cusco

Inka Museum

Managed by Cusco’s San Antonio Abad University, the Inca Museum has 24 exhibition rooms each dedicated to different periods of Inca and Spanish history  […read more]

Contemporary Art Museum Cusco

Municipal Museum

Located in the city’s Town Hall, the Municipal Museum or Contemporary Art Museum of Cusco showcases the work of national, Latin American and international artists […read more]

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