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1 Machu Picchu: One of the Wonders of the World
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Rank: 1 About 38

The ancient Inca citadel of Machu Picchu is the star attraction of Cuzco. Discovered in 1911 by US explorer Hiram Bingham, the citadel is deemed one of the world's finest examples of landscape architecture. Machu Picchu...

Reviewed by: Editorial Staff
Address: Sitio de Machu Picchu, Aguas Calientes, Perù
Type: Sightseeing


2 Plaza de Armas
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Rank: 2 About 38

Some might call it the center stage of Cuzco. Plaza de Armas, better known to the locals as “square of the warrior,” is a site of common knowledge not just for Peruvians, but for all Latin Americans. It...

Reviewed by: Leighton
Address: Plaza de Armas, Cusco, Perù
Type: Streets, Squares and Neighbourhoods


3 Sacred valley
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Rank: 3 About 38

The Sacred Valley is located at 1, 968, 50 feet under the level of Cusco. This valley along with the Vilcanota River is considered as one of the most beautiful places of Peru. These are a succession of picturesque towns...

Reviewed by: Laalamani
Address: Valle Sacra, Cusco, Perù
Type: Surroundings


4 Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption
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Rank: 4 About 38

Address: Cusco, Perù
Type: Landmarks and Historic sites


5 Cuesta San Blas and the Hatunrumiyoc
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Rank: 5 About 38

If you're looking for fun and interesting places to go for shopping in Cuzco, Peru, many of the locals will tell you to check out Cuesta San Blas and the Hatunrumiyoc. As tourism is an important aspect of Cuzco culture, there are several great...

Reviewed by: Leighton
Address: Carmen Bajo, Cuzco (Cusco)
Type: Streets, Squares and Neighbourhoods


6 Iglesia de la Compañía de Jesús
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Rank: 6 About 38

Address: Plaza De Armas, Cusco
Type: Landmarks and Historic sites


7 Qorikancha and Santo Domingo Convent
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Rank: 7 About 38

Address: Cusco, Perù
Type: Landmarks and Historic sites


8 St. Peter Central Market
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Rank: 8 About 38

Address: Plaza de San Francisco, Cusco
Type: Not to be missed


9 The Fortress of Sacsayhuaman
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Rank: 9 About 38

An imposing example of Inca military architecture, Sacsayhuaman is located 2 km from the city of Cuzco. The fortress was hewn from vast granite blocks to protect the city from marauding tribes from the eastern jungle, the Antis ...

Reviewed by: Editorial Staff
Address: Cusco, Perù
Type: Landmarks and Historic sites


10 Incan Museum
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Rank: 11 About 38

The Incan Museum (Museo Inka) in Cuzco serves as an ancestral reminder to all Peruvians that they are the descendants of an ingenious civilization. Also called the Archeological Museum, the Incan Museum actually...

Reviewed by: Leighton
Address: Calle Ataud yTucuman, Cuzco, Perù
Type: Museums


11 Cristo Blanco
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Rank: 12 About 38

The statue of Cristo Blanco (White Christ) is located on top of a hill high above Cuzco, Peru, and is only about a ten minute hike from the Sacsayhuamán ruins. The statue depicts Christ extending his arms to the sides, not unlike the statue...

Reviewed by: Leighton
Address: Cusco, Perù
Type: Landmarks and Historic sites


12 River rafting in Urubamba, Vilcanota
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Rank: 14 About 38

River rafting is one of Peru's most popular recreational activities. There are several establishments in and around the Cuzco area that offer great rafting tours at affordable prices. These guides are very knowledgeable and will help you navigate...

Reviewed by: Leighton
Address: Urubamba, Peru
Type: Nature and sport


13 Extreme sports in Action Valley
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Rank: 15 About 38

For an uncontrollable burst of adrenaline in Peru, look no further than Action Valley. Located just a little more than ten kilometers outside of Cuzco, Action Valley attracts thrill seekers from all over the world. The official Action Valley...

Reviewed by: Leighton
Address: Sta. Teresa Street Nº 325, Cusco
Type: Nature and sport


14 Iglesia de San Francisco
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Rank: 16 About 38

The Iglesia de San Francisco, in Cuzco, is one of Peru's more conservative looking churches. Built in the 1500's, this church is one of the few houses of prayer in the area that didn't have to be rebuilt after a colossal earthquake...

Reviewed by: Leighton
Address: Cuzco, Peru
Type: Landmarks and Historic sites


15 Historic Centre
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Rank: 17 About 38

The historic center of Cuzco, Peru, was designed and used by the Incas. Meticulously preserved, this area of the city is situated just west of Jardin Sagrado (Sacred Garden). While the ancient inhabitants began the...

Reviewed by: Leighton
Address: Plaza de Armas, Cusco, Perù
Type: Streets, Squares and Neighbourhoods


16 Inca Trail 2 days.
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Rank: 18 About 38

Inca Trail 2 days, 1 night An easy but amazing trek! If you are short on time (or energy!!!) you can still enjoy part of the Inca Trail , visit  the most beautiful inca site of the whole inca...

Reviewed by: inca land adventures
Address:
Type: Tours


17 Local crafts at Plaza San Blas
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Rank: 19 About 38

Plaza San Blas is known as the artistic center of Cuzco, Peru. There are several opportunities to find artwork, trinkets, and authentic Peruvian keepsakes here. The area also offers several other things to see and do, including art galleries, craft...

Reviewed by: Leighton
Address: Tandapata, Cuzco, Peru
Type: Stores and shopping malls


18 Santa Clara
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Rank: 20 About 38

Constructed in the mid-16th century, the Iglesia y Monasterio (Church and Monastery) de Santa Clara was designed by famous South American architect Brother Manuel Pablo. The exterior is interesting because the...

Reviewed by: Leighton
Address: Cuzco, Peru
Type: Landmarks and Historic sites


19 Fully Inca Trail to Machu Picchu
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Rank: 21 About 38

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Reviewed by: inca land adventures
Address:
Type: Tours


20 Museo de Arte Religioso
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Rank: 22 About 38

Situated in the subtle but gorgeous street of Hatunrumliyoc in Cuzco, Peru, the Museo de Arte Religioso occupies the former palace of the Archbishop of Cuzco. However, the building was also home to other historically celebrated individuals,...

Reviewed by: Leighton
Address: Herrajes, Cusco, Peru
Type: Museums


21 Wimpillay
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Rank: 23 About 38

Situated in the southwest region of the ancient Inca Empire in Cuzco, Wimpillay is significant to Peru both historically and culturally. In 1993 the area was declared as an official archeological excavation site of...

Reviewed by: Leighton
Address: Cuzco, Peru
Type: Streets, Squares and Neighbourhoods


22 Hiking Trail day trips from Cuzco
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Rank: 24 About 38

Cuzco has some of the best options for hiking in of Peru. Perhaps the best-known is the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, as the ending point is the famously mysterious city in the sky. Machu Picchu is an anomaly because it's an entire city built...

Reviewed by: Leighton
Address: Cusco, Peru
Type: Nature and sport


Pre-Columbian Art Museum MAP
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Rank: 25 About 38

Although the Pre-Columbian Art Museum (MAP) in Cuzco was just recently established in 2003, the building itself acts as an artistic and historic reminder of ancient civilizations that once called Peru home. In 1450 AD, it served as a formal court...

Reviewed by: Leighton
Address: Plaza de las Nazarenas 231, cusco, PERÚ
Type: Museums


23 Profile of Cuzco major shopping centers
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Rank: 26 About 38

There are several great places for shopping in Cuzco, Peru. In fact, one can easily just go for a stroll and find outstanding stores and shops to buy clothes and souvenirs. However, you will definitely want to nail down the locations and...

Reviewed by: Leighton
Address: Cusco, Peru
Type: Stores and shopping malls


Qoyllur Rit'i
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Rank: 27 About 38

Each year the people of the district of Ocongate (Quispicanchis) perform a ritual whose external aspect appears to be the image of Christ, but whose real objective is to bring Man closer to Nature. The ritual, associated...

Reviewed by: Editorial Staff
Type: Landmarks and Historic sites

Neighbouring places: Cuzco


Urubamba - 18.1 mi

Urubamba is a small town situated beside the Urubamba River in Peru. The town is situated near the ruins of the Inca Empire. The town is situated one hour from Cusco. The Urubamba town is the largest town situated in the Sacred Valley and is...

Distance: 29.1
City: Urubamba

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