Cusco City

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Cusco, Peru
Cusco City - Qorikancha Sun Temple
Cusco City - Plaza de Armas
Cusco City - Closer vertical picture of La Compania de Jesus.
Cusco City - Cathedral of Cusco.
Cusco City - The Company of Jesus Church (La Compania de Jesus).
Cusco City - Farther picture of the Company of Jesus Church (La Compania de Jesus).
Cusco City - Farther picture of the Company of Jesus Church (La Compania de Jesus).

Cusco City Reviews

bagup bagup
2 reviews
Cusco city Mar 13, 2016
Cusco es una ciudad muy magica y interesante, mayormente se toma un vuelo desde Lima que es corto solo dura casi 1 hora luego que llegas a tu hotel en Cusco es recomendable tomar mate de coca para no tener problemas con la altitud, luego de un par de horas de descanso ya puedes hacer todas tus actividades normalmente, pero con calma al menos el primer dia,la ciudad de Cusco tiene muchos lugares historicos con una arquitectura colonial española y tambien inca es muy comun ver casas con una base de construccion inca y la parte superior el estilo colonial españos con sus balcones.Por las noches hay mucha actividad, muchos restaurantes, discos, bars, pubs, .... y por supuesto gente de distintas partes del mundo.
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tlenot tlenot
43 reviews
Cusco City Feb 12, 2015
Plane ride to Cusco from Lima is about 1 hr and 15 mins. There's an option to take the bus too if you are interested. From Cusco Airport to actual city it is about 10 or 15 minutes taxi ride. The taxi ride is about 20 soles and you can bargain to lower the price. Make sure to confirm the price before using the taxi. The City is pretty nice looking and some of the streets are narrow which I imagine are similar to some places in Europe. There are many restaurants and souvenirs shops. The plaza I thought was beautiful both in the day and at night. I did a few tours and the tour company were on time and were able to find my hostels so I thought that was nice. I enjoyed the architectures of the buildings and the cathedrals and the food in Cusco were good as well. Nice city but you will get bombarded by taxi drivers and the locals trying to sell you their stuff.
The Company of Jesus Church (La Co…
Closer vertical picture of La Comp…
Farther picture of the Company of …
Cathedral of Cusco.
alyssa_ob alyssa_ob
244 reviews
this city grows on you Nov 23, 2008
Cusco is one of the highest elevation cities in the world at an elevation of about 3300m (10,000 ft). It was built by the Incas as a center of their empire. The city was laid out in a pattern to resemble a puma. Several of the original Inca walls still exist. These walls are composed of stones that were cut to fit together without mortar. These walls were so well built that they have survived several earthquakes. It is because of these walls that Cusco became a UNESCO site in 1983.

Cusco has several nice restaurants and places to hang out. The main plaza, Plaza de Armas, is surrounded by churches and shops. The ruins of Sacsayhuaman sit on the hillside behind Cusco. Most attractions, restaurants, shopping areas and transportation hubs are within walking distance of the Plaza de Armas. Once you become acclimated to the high altitude, you will better enjoy this city.
Plaza de Armas
Qorikancha Sun Temple
Sylvie1 Sylvie1
30 reviews
Sep 18, 2007
Cusco is an amazing city. At first when we arrived, I felt though as if it wasn't that beautiful as everyone described it. Then again, your first impression can be changed. And it has, really Cusco is amazingly beautiful. It has to offer great shops, great lifestyle, great cuisine and ofcourse great people. We had this shop, called 'Shaman Shop', which I think we went about 4 times back there. It was filled with indian things and meditation elements, it was gorious. The city itself is real ancient and is builed out of beautiful stones. This is the city where you have to be, if you want to know and see more about the inca's. This city is all about the inca's and you can see it in the buidlings, in the people and you can even feel it. This is such a beautiful city, you have got to have been there.

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