Cusco (sometimes written as Cuzco) in Southeastern Peru is the historical capitol of the ancient Inca Empire and today one of South America’s main touristic destinations where people from all over the world flock to discover this archeological treasure of the South American heritage.
Declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1983, Cusco is also the country’s gateway to the lost Incan city Machu Picchu, one of the must-visit sites if you find yourself in Cusco.
You’ll also want to give yourself some time to visit the city’s Planetarium where you can learn more about the Inca’s worldview, as it was one of the ancient populations that gave great importance to the study of the astronomy and the sky’s constellations. Enjoy the architecture of different historical periods by visiting the Plaza de Armas that reflects a modern development of the city or take a look at La Catedral from the 16th century. Enjoy the Choco Museum that is actually a chocolate museum, with wafting aromas of bubbling chocolate and where you can see with your own eyes the organic chocolate making workshops of South America.
Don’t miss out on discovering the fascinating and almost contradictory characteristics of Cusco and Peru. Walk along the streets where history and modern times melt together in a surprising and unexpected manner.