Cusco City Tour

Tour/Activity in Cusco, Peru

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Half day city tour of the former Inca capital Cusco

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Explore the former Inca metropolis Cusco

Today you take a city tour in Cusco, where you first visit the "Plaza de Armas". Visiting the cathedral you can take a look at the patron against earthquakes, the "Señor de los Temblores", which is worshiped by the locals. The smoke of the many candles has already turned the figure black. Continue to the main square of the former Inca Empire, the place of sun worship. The former sun temple "Koricancha" bears witness to the impressive construction technique of the Incas. Huge, precisely carved stones hold together without mortar. Most of the Inca ruins were destroyed by the Spaniards and only the foundations were preserved to build palaces, monasteries and churches. On the foundation of Korikancha the Spaniards built the Dominican monastery Santo Domingo.

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