The city of Cusco was the Navel of the World for the Incas and the capital of their vast Empire. The city, known as the archaeological center of the Americas, was one of the largest and most advanced cities in the New World by the time the Spanish arrived. Cusco is today a very cosmopolitan city and the gateway to Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Its narrow cobble-stoned streets are still charged with the mysticism and energy that flowed among its people.
Walk your way through Cusco’s most impressive landmarks like the Plaza de Armas, home of the Cathedral; Sacsayhuaman Fortress, a ceremonial compound and magnificent example of Inca military power; and the winding streets of the San Blas district, the bohemian side of the city.
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