Travel & Education
Cusco: Archeological Capital of America
Cusco, mythical capital of the Inca Empire, proudly conserves the rock walls and murals that evoke the greatness of the children of the sun.
Visiting the city of Cusco, located in the valley of the Huatanay River, in the southeastern Andes of Peru, 3,360 meters above sea level, is truly an unforgettable experience. Dare yourself to discover the mysteries of the Incas that lived in this charming city, known as the belly button of the Andean world.
Now Cusco, the archeological capital of America, is a city open to the world. Thousands of visitors observe its strange complexity in amazement, which merges an urban environment in harmony with pre-Columbian monuments, like the Coricancha (Temple of the Sun), the Ajlla Wasi, the Amaru Cancha (the Snake’s Fence), the Kiswar Kancha, among others; with jewels of the miscegenation like the Cathedral, the Church and Convent of Mercy and the Temple of San Blas.
Cusco is surrounded by impressive archeological remains, like the city of Machu Picchu, the fortress of Saqsaywaman and the Ollantaytambo complex, and of picturesque towns, like Pisaq, Calca, and Yucuay, which maintain the traditions of its ancestors. For more information you can visit www.cuscoperu.com.