Inca walls, colourful costumes, churches built on top of palaces, citadels
lost in the Andean heights, legendary roads -all the beauty of a glorious past
that enfolds the visitor who arrives in Cuzco, the sacred city of the Incas
and archaeological capital of the Americas. Ever since US archaeologist Hiram
Bingham discovered the citadel of Machu Pichu for the world,
Cuzco has fired the imagination of thousands of travellers from all over the
world who venture down the Inca Trail every year headed for
the summit of one of the world's most extraordinary monuments.
The city of Cuzco, however, features many other attractions which by themselves would be enough to attract visitors: the main square, which the Incas called Huacaypata, the artisans quarter of San Blas, the Convent of Santo Domingo, built on top of the Temple of the Sun or Korikancha, the palaces of the Inca and his court, part of a long list of archaeological wonders.
There are also several circuits on the outskirts of town, which usually include the imposing ruins of Sacsayhuaman or Tambomachay. Visitors can also take part in all kinds of adventure sports and participate in the most spectacular religious festivals on the continent. Celebrations include Qoyllur Rit´i, which is held at 4,000 meters, the Corpus Christi procession and the famous Inti Raymi spectacle.
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