About Cusco

Cusco now has lots of titles, which have been bestowed by the writers of history, archeology, anthropology and architecture :

  • Cusco Cultural Heritage Center
  • Cusco Archeological Capital of the Americas
  • Historical Capital of Peru, and Navel  of the World

DESCRIPTION:

Altitude: 3400 meters

Population of the province of Cusco: 305.789 inhabitants (estimated in 2002)

Location: Cusco is situated in the south of Peru with areas of mountain and forest, covering an area of ​​76.329 square kilometers with a population now  over one million inhabitants.

In the highlands the seasons are divided into wet and dry periods. From December to March is the rainy season. The annual average temperature is 11 ° C; while in areas of forest more than 25° C.

HISTORY

Cusco has throughout its history figured prominently in the cultural development of Peru. Founded between the eleventh and twelfth centuries, Cusco became the capital of the Inca Empire and was the focus of the vast territorial expansion of Tawantinsuyu. The Spanish founding of Cusco took place in March 1534, commanded by Francisco Pizarro.

During the Vice Royalty……large mansions, imposing churches and convents with a profusion of artwork inside were built upon the foundations of Inca buildings.

Hispanic Cultural Fusion Andina Cusco manifests in its full intensity, through both its architecture and its population, who proudly preserve their traditional customs. All existing within a wonderful natural environment. A visit to Cusco is by all measures… unforgettable.

There is great variety of scenic, cultural, and esoteric adventures. Cusco has a good infrastructure in terms of leisure, with lots of restaurants, pubs and nightclubs that make the Cusco night more attractive to tourists.

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