Travel to Cusco

Cusco is considered the cultural and religious center of the Inca world. It was an impressive city, seat of the Inca god-king (‘Inca’ technically refers to the monarch, who was often called Sapa Inca and who was revered as a divine ruler by the people). It was a city built to reflect the power of the Empire. Despite its brutal looting by the Spanish conquerors, Cusco remains an interesting and vibrant place.

Today it is a large commercial center (especially the downtown area), as well as the undisputed archaeological capital of South America, for which UNESCO named it a World Heritage Site and one of the largest tourist destinations on the continent. Its colonial architecture is spectacular. You will find monolithic Inca ruins of perfectly carved stone palaces, cobbled squares, etc.

The whitewashed alleys and grand terracotta rooftops are home to a rich mix of history, lively nightlife, and a wide variety of museums, monuments, and landscapes. The fusion of indigenous and colonial Andean cultures is very interesting. The area becomes a place of worship for all those tourists who are fanatical of trekking: Machu Picchu is its nerve center.

Despite the number of visitors it receives, Cusco is still relatively intact and it is still very easy to experience the beauty of the city’s blending with its older history . Although the city has welcomed tourism and the development of different infrastructures to support the flow of visitors , the historical past still has a powerful influence on its glorious present.