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Visiting The Attractions Of Cusco

Posted on November 20, 2009 | Fascinating CitiesNo Comment

cusco main squareMain Square

The square has been a witness to various historical events of the city and during the time of Incas it was known as the ‘Square of the warrior’. The journey of stunning ‘Inti Raymi’ begins from here every year.

Coricancha and Santo Domingo

The convent is a best example of the most delicate works of architecture in Cusco. The convent is constructed over the extravagant Temple of Qoricancha. A long time ago, the walls of the temple were decorated with gold sheets.

Museo Inka

The museum displays the best collection of Inca artifacts and you can take the glimpses of the works like jewellery, gold and metal work, and paintings, among all.

The Temple of San Blas

It came into existence in the 16th century and here you can take a look at finest wood carving patterns of Spanish style.


The construction of the site took almost 100 years and here we can witness the best of colonial arts as the spot includes large numbers of colonial paintings and one of the special among them are Last Supper by Marcos Zapata.

cathedral cusco

Church and Convent of the Merced

The Baroque styled tower of the place give you a valid reason to be there and the place came into existence in the year 1536.

El Triunfo

This was the very first Christian church to emerge in the city and its proximity to Cathedral will allow you to take a look at two important places of the city in a relatively low time.

Inca Stonework (Hatun Rumiyoc)

Want to take a glimpse of very precious 12-angled stone than this is the best place to look out for.

San Blas District

Many art galleries of renowned artists were present in the district and hence it is also known as ‘artisans’ quarter’. People assume that the district was also existed during the Inca times also.

Inka MuseumInka Museum

The museum will introduce you with the history of Inca, as the place contains information right from the pre-Inca period to the present times.

Museo de Arte Precolombino

The museum was inaugurated in the year 2003 and possesses around 500 art pieces. Here you will be able to peep into the pre-Columbian culture as materials like stone-carving, pottery, and jewellery, among others from the era are demonstrated here. The museum is looked after by the San Antonio Abad University.

Santa Catalina Convent and Art Museum

It was constructed on the ruins of the primeval Acllawasi and it drives its name from Saint Catherine of Siena.

Museo de Arte Religioso

The museum possesses best collection of colonial art, including furniture and paintings. Previously, it was taken care by the Marquis de Buenavista but afterwards it turned out to be palace of Archbishop.

Machu Picchu

It is located few kilometres away from the city but the Citadel is a must visit site for its recognition as one of the best archaeological sites in the world.

Citadel machu picchu

Some of the nearby ruins that also could be visited during tour to the city are Sacsayhuaman, Q’enko, Puca Pucara (Red Fort), and Tambomachay (Cavern Lodge).

Once you are in Cusco and have time to explore in the surrounding areas of the city for more sightseeing the areas, though located in a small distance but will fill you with much excitement and the places are:

Sacred Valley, Pisaq, Calca, Ollantaytambo, and Chincheros, Maras – Moray, Uchuyqosqo.

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