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Cusco

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Cusco is the quintessential Inca city filled with large ceremonial squares and ruins made from large quarried stones. Cusco was to the Inca, the center of the universe according to legend, here was where the civilization thrived and many golden temples were constructed. With the arrival of the Spanish the city transformed into a colonial oasis in the middle of the Andes. The Spanish left behind magnificent colonial houses with wonderfully exquisite patios filled with flowers and fountains. The abundance of churches also constructed by the Spanish conquistadors were filled with treasures of wood, art and gold bought with them from Spain.

Today the city is a mix of Spanish colonial heritage and modern urban living. From the heights of the city, you can see the ancient cobblestone streets and terracotta roofs that give Cusco and old world feel. Cusco is a tourist hub with people from all over the world using the city as a base for trips to Machu Picchu, the Sacred Valley and the Amazon Jungle or even trekking through the Andes. Cusco is a great place to relax and most tourists spend a few days in the city exploring the markets, museums, restaurants and the famous nightlife.

The essence of the ancient people lives in the city as you pass the stone walls and see the local people go about their daily life.

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Cusco is a city in the high Andes of Peru. Visited by thousands of tourists every year from all over the world, the city....

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