Cusco Unwrapped: Discover the Heartbeat of the Andes
Cusco, the oldest inhabited city in the Americas, holds the prestigious title of being the capital of the Inca Empire and a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site since 1983. Steeped in historical, cultural, and architectural riches, this city captivates every visitor.
During the reign of the Inca Pachacutec, Cusco experienced its zenith. Shaped like a puma, the city is renowned for the astounding precision of its structures. Post the Spanish conquest, most Inca constructions were replaced by churches, monasteries, and administrative buildings. Amidst the colonial edifices, traces of Inca walls and structures persist.
The heart of Cusco is a treasure trove of landmarks and museums, including the Plaza de Armas, the cathedral, the Temple of the Sun "Qoricancha," and the bohemian district of San Blas. Just a stone's throw away lie the Inca ruins of Sacsayhuaman, Pucapucara, Tambomachay, and Qenqo, adding to the city's allure. Explore the living history and enchanting charm of Cusco, where each stone narrates a tale of its rich past.