The former capital of the Inca Empire, Cusco (or Qosqo in Quechua) is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in South America. Located at about 3400m above sea level, surrounded by the Andes Mountains, the city is the starting point for visiting Machu Picchu, one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World. A unique mix of the ancient Inca civilisation, the Spanish conquistadors and immigrants from all around the world, can be seen in its stunning architecture, local gastronomy, customs, or art.
From petting the adorable alpacas to wandering down along the old Inca ruins, the most popular budget-friendly attractions include: • Cuzco Cathedral • Sacsayhuaman • Tambomachay • Quenqo • Sun temple (Qorikancha) and Santo Domingo Convent • Vicunita Factory
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