The ancient capital of the Inca empire – rebuilt by the Spanish conquistadors – a must-visit city in the high Andes
Cusco has become a global village for visitors enchanted with its ‘cozy’ atmosphere, impressive Baroque churches, outstanding architecture and archaeological remains as well as a lively restaurant, bar and nightlife scene.
There is so much to see and do… it is not just the numerous Inca archaeological sites such as Sacsayhuaman and Korikancha that impress, but also the incredible Spanish colonial architecture including the Plaza de Armas with its grand Cathedral and several other equally impressive squares and churches.
Don’t forget the day-to-day life of the modern city. Take time to wander the narrow cobbled streets and plazas, and browse some of the local shops. Visit the artisan neighbourhood of San Blas as well as the San Pedro Market and the local cemetery – all of which cast a different perspective on the city.
Located at an altitude of 3,300 metres (11,200 ft) Cusco simply takes your breath away – sometimes literally. It is wise to take it easy the first day here, or to acclimatise to the altitude gradually.
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Places we love to stay
Belmond Palacio Nazarenas
The Belmond Palacio Nazarenas is Cusco's top hotel offering the highest standards of service and comfort.View details about Belmond Palacio Nazarenas
Inkaterra La Casona
La Casona is an exclusive boutique hotel in a converted historic house in the heart of Cusco.View details about Inkaterra La Casona
Belmond Hotel Monasterio
Hotel Monasterio has a great sense of history and is a great all-round option for a stay in CuscoView details about Belmond Hotel Monasterio
Boutique Hotel Aranwa
The Aranwa is a relatively new boutique hotel in Cusco offering stylish accommodation in a historic setting.View details about Boutique Hotel Aranwa
An attractive ‘non-luxury’ hotel located in a quiet street within a short walking district of the main square.View details about El Mercado