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City tour at Cusco

The City tour in Cusco is a tour of the places of interest, tourist and archaeological sites in the center of the city.

Cusco is located at 3399 meters above sea level. and it was the capital in the time of the Incas.

You should consider that to visit most of these places you need the Tourist Ticket. In addition, it can be done with an agency on an organized half-day tour or also on your own.

The places that include the city tour are:

Sacsayhuaman is an Inca fortress built with stones up to 9 meters high and more than 120 tons. It is located 2km from the city. The esplanade is the scene of the “Inti Raymi” Sun Festival every June 24.
Qenqo is a Quechua word that means Labyrinth or zigzag. It is 1 kilometer from Sacsayhuaman and in Inca times it was a religious ceremonial center where the Incas' predilection for stone and the care they took in its carving stands out.

TAMBOMACHAY: It is located 400 meters from Puca Pucará, it is a place with springs and water channels, the place is known as a water temple and resting place of the Inca nobility

PUKA PUKARA: This fortress is made up of large walls, terraces and stairs and was part of the defensive complex of Cusco in particular and the Inca Empire in general, considered a military construction.

KORICANCHA AND SANTO DOMINGO: It was built on the original construction; the church and the Dominican convent. It shows the fusion between Western and indigenous culture, a place where the Sun god was worshiped and one of the most important religious centers of the Inca empire.

Additionally you can visit within the city

Stone of the 12 angles located on Hatun Rumiyoc Street, this stone fits perfectly into its twelve angles.
Cusco Cathedral is one of the most popular places in the city located in the historic center. It was built in almost 100 years. In 1983 it was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, it houses paintings from the Cusco School. It has a Renaissance style and currently has paintings from the Cusco school.
In addition, this historic piece is also considered Cultural Heritage of the Nation and brings together a combination of unique characteristics.
PLAZA DE ARMAS: It is the main square of the city, formerly called “Huacaypata”.

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