Best tourist attractions of Cusco

Machu Picchu

The Inca citadel is one of the New wonders of the world, but this is not the only reason why it is considered the best tourist destination in Peru. The Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu is located in the town of Machu Picchu (Aguas Calientes) in the province of Urubamba, since its access is an adventure. Its natural beauty, its historical value, its mysticism and beauty, are some of the reasons that it is the most visited tourist destination in Cusco.


In the district of Santa Teresa, Province of La Convención, at the foot of the snowy Salcantay, we find Choquequirao. It is about the vestiges of an Inca citadel, its architectural resemblance and greatness have earned the name of the “Sacred Sister of Machu Picchu”. Soon a cable car will be inaugurated that will improve its difficult access.


Very close to the center of the city of Cusco, this imposing ceremonial fortress is located, famous for its great megalithic walls, the perfection of its architecture and the inclusion of gigantic rocks. Today is one of the best examples of Inca grandeur and one of the most visited destinations in the city of Cusco.


It is the most important temple in Cusco, located near the central square of Cusco. Today also headquarters of the Convent of Santo Domingo, a building that was later held in that sacred place. It is a temple dedicated to the Sun (Inti), the highest Inca divinity, with great religious importance for the ancient Inca people. Today is another of Cusco’s tourist attractions.

The city of Cusco

Cusco is a beautiful city and very friendly and cordial people; but it is also a city full of history and fascinating tourist destinations. We can start with its emblematic Plaza de Armas, heart of the city and where we find the Cathedral of Cusco; Nearby we find the Convent and Church of La Merced, another temple of historical importance; as well as the Church of the Company; Another favorite destination for tourists is the Barrio de San Blas, where we find the best artisans in the city; and finally we can not stop walking the Hatun Rumiyuq Street, where is the Archbishop’s Palace, once the palace of Inca Roca.