Cuzco[173 photos]

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Description

Cuzco (069)
Cuzco (069)
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

See also

My UNESCO sites

Peru

Machu Picchu (128)
Machu Picchu (128)

Peru, officially the Republic of Peru, is a country in western South America. It is bordered on the north by Ecuador and Colombia, on the east by Brazil, on the south-east by Bolivia, on the south by Chile, and on the west by the Pacific Ocean.… [Read more]