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Cusco – a city rich in architecture

Compania de Jesus Church in Cusco, Peru
Compania de Jesus Church in Cusco, Peru
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Just a one-hour flight from Lima, the historic city of Cusco welcomes visitors to great accommodations, a variety of excellent food and sightseeing. This popular Latin American hot spot makes for a fantastic Andes getaway.

Once the capital of the Inca Empire, the storied city of Cusco is regarded to be the archeological capital of the Americas. Walking around the historic Plaza de Armas, visitors will discover two archeological sites; the Incan ceremonial site for the Festival of the Sun, and the Cathedral that was constructed over the Incan remains of the palace of the Inca Wiracocha.

Situated on the outskirts of the city is Sacsayhuaman, a stunning ancient fortress known for its enormous walls made out of massive limestone rocks fitted expertly together without cement. And there is so much more awaiting visitors such as live festivities and a number of outstanding museums.

Visitors can select from a number of stylish boutique hotels located in restored 16th-century colonial structures. These structures are considered as important points of interest and are arranged in a tranquil setting with lush gardens and courtyard.

Visitors can choose from a variety of restaurants and cafes offering the finest in cuisine with a local and international flavor.

For more information, visit the Cusco website -

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