Cuzco

When to go

Jan-March

Ideal length

4 nights

Transfer time

1 hour flight from Patagonia

Cuzco in Quechua means ‘Navel of the earth’ and was the capital of the Inca Empire. The city has a curious character, its narrow cobbled streets and friendly people are obvious, but it is the huge walls of intricately laid stone that pay testimony to the civilisation that 500 years ago controlled most of the continent and today characterise Cuzco. 

OUR FAVOURITE THINGS TO DO IN CUZCO

KORICANCHA

This Dominican church and convent was built on the foundations of the Koricancha, or place of gold, the principle Inca religious building, dedicated to the worship of the sun

THE CATHEDRAL

Situated in the Plaza de Armas, construction began in 1560 and it was consecrated in 1669. Like Lima’s Cathedral, it has had Gothic, Mannerist-Renaissance and Baroque influences.

INCA RUINS

In the nearby area, are several fascinating ruins, which are mentioned above, all are accessible by either foot or a short taxi ride and include; Sacsayhuaman, Quenqo and Tambomachay

LA COMPANIA DE JESUS

The second of Cuzco’s churches situated in its Plaza de Armas, built in Baroque style over the palace of Inca Huayna Capac. Destroyed by the earthquake of 1650 it was rebuilt in renaissance style in 1668.

INCA MUSEUM

Built on Inca foundations its exhibits include, carved ceremonial goblets, weavings, mummies, silver and gold figurines, as well as Inca weapons and tools.

LA MERCED

This building was almost completely rebuilt after the earthquake of 1650. Its doorways are still in the Mannerist style and it shows all of the history of the conquistadors.

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