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Cuzco (069)
Cuzco (069)

Coordinates: 13° 30′ 60″ S, 71° 58′ 42″ W

Cuzco is the historic capital of the Inca Empire located in the south-eastern Peru, near the Urubamba Valley (Sacred Valley) of the Andes mountain range. According to an Inca legend, the city was founded by Manco Capac in the 12th century and received its shape from Pachacutec who transformed the Kingdom of Cuzco into a vast empire.

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Main sights

  • Cathedral (With Iglesia del Triunfo and Iglesia de Jesus Maria)
  • Coricancha (Temple of the Sun)
  • Iglesia de la Compania
  • Iglesia de San Fransisco
  • Iglesia de Santo Domingo
  • Plaza de Armas
  • San Pedro Market

Photo gallery

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Pictures taken with a Canon EOS1-Ds Mark III


Open in Google Maps: Plaza de Armas (Cuzco), San Pedro Market

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