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Cusco

If you are seeking fresh vistas and new experiences, you'll love the many scenic and cultural attractions in Cusco.

The population of this area of Cusco - Machu Picchu is around 310,000.

Lima, the national capital, is situated 360 miles west of Cusco, while Chinchero lies 10 miles to the northwest.

Let the kids run wild at wonderful family attractions such as Cochahuasi Animal Sanctuary and Manu Wildlife Peru.

For something a bit more educational, spend the afternoon perusing some of the area's excellent cultural establishments. The ChocoMuseum, the Museo de Plantas Sagradas Magicas y Medicinales and the Municipal Palace Museum should be at the top of your list.

Examine impressive artifacts and expand your knowledge on all things science at Planetarium Cusco.

The natural world contains more riches than we could hope to see in just one lifetime. Fortunately, institutions such as the UNSAAC Yale International Center and the Inca Museum do the heavy lifting for us by putting them all in a single location. The Museo de Historia Natural also houses a terrific collection.

Are you an art aficionado? There are galleries of all varieties here. Immerse yourself in the hip atmosphere at the Cusco Museum of Popular Art and the Museum of Religious Art. The Pre-Columbian Art Museum and the Museum of Contemporary Art are also well worth a look if you can fit them in before dinner.

The Museo Histórico Regional and the Museu Historico Regional offer you a clearer understanding of the past through their intriguing exhibit and displays.

Sacsayhuaman and Tambomachay are certainly worth paying a visit to, even if you're not a passionate history buff. When it comes to bygone times, there's always something else to know. Qenqo and Pukapukara are two more great places to stop by.

For those interested in Cusco's military history, tour the defensive walls and buildings located at Red Fortress.

Whether you consider yourself spiritual or not, you'll be sure to enjoy a visit to the Qorikancha and Cusco Cathedral. You may also like to go for a stroll around San Pedro Church or La Merced Church.

Effective public squares provide somewhere for the residents of a city to gather and make the most of the fresh air. A tour of the area wouldn't be complete if you didn't pass through either Plaza de Armas or Plaza Tupac Amaru.

You'll soon discover why this area has a reputation as a shopping hub. Update your wardrobe, stock up on groceries or just enjoy the atmosphere at Cusco San Pedro Market and Cusco Craft Center. You're also bound to be impressed with the wide range at Centro de Textiles and Real Plaza Cusco.

The Centro Qosqo de Arte Nativo is one of the best venues to see live shows. After the show, follow your fellow theater goers to the nearby restaurants and try the regional cuisine.

Those looking for something a little bit different should also swing by Agua Buena Recreational Park.


Guide to Exploring Cusco


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JW Marriott El Convento Cusco

JW Marriott El Convento Cusco

Esquina De La Calle Ruinas 432, Cusco
4.8
of 5, from 589 reviews
5.0 out of 5.0

Located in Cusco Historic Center, this luxury hotel is steps away from Museum of Religious Art, UNSAAC Yale International Center and Hatunrumiyoc. Santa Catalina Convent and Kusicancha are also within 5 minutes.

£74
Antigua Casona San Blas

Antigua Casona San Blas

Calle Carmen Bajo 243, Cusco
4.8
of 5, from 140 reviews
3.5 out of 5.0

Located in Cusco Historic Center, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of San Blas Church, Hatunrumiyoc and Museum of Religious Art. UNSAAC Yale International Center and Kusicancha are also within 10 minutes.

£64
Sonesta Hotel Cusco

Sonesta Hotel Cusco

Ave. El Sol 954, Cusco
4.6
of 5, from 566 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Located in Cusco Historic Center, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Cusco Craft Center and Centro de Textiles. Qorikancha and Garcilaso de la Vega Stadium are also within 15 minutes.

El Tumi de Oro Cusco

El Tumi de Oro Cusco

Jorge Ochoa 195 Street, Santiago C4, Cusco
3.8
of 5, from 27 reviews
2.5 out of 5.0

Situated in the historical district, this bed & breakfast is within a 10-minute walk of San Pedro Church, Cusco San Pedro Market and Santiago Plaza. La Merced Church and ChocoMuseum are also within 15 minutes.

£67
Hilton Garden Inn Cusco

Hilton Garden Inn Cusco

Santa Ana, Avenida Abancay 207, Cusco
4.6
of 5, from 303 reviews
3.5 out of 5.0

Located in Cusco Historic Center, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of San Pedro Church, Cusco San Pedro Market and Museo de Plantas Sagradas Magicas y Medicinales. Museum of Contemporary Art and ChocoMuseum are also within 10 minutes.

£39
Wyndham Cusco Saqsayhuaman

Wyndham Cusco Saqsayhuaman

Calle San Martin C7, Cusco
3.7
of 5, from 282 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Situated in the historical district, this spa hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of National University of Saint Anthony the Abbot in Cuzco, Plaza Tupac Amaru and Real Plaza Cusco. Cantalloc Aqueduct and Hospital Regional are also within 1 mile (2 km).

£58
Esplendor Hotel Cusco

Esplendor Hotel Cusco

Calle Union 189, Cusco
4.5
of 5, from 155 reviews
3.5 out of 5.0

Located in Cusco Historic Center, this boutique hotel is steps away from Cusco San Pedro Market and San Pedro Church. La Merced Church and Museum of Contemporary Art are also within 10 minutes.

£54
Tambo del Arriero Hotel Boutique

Tambo del Arriero Hotel Boutique

Calle Nueva Alta 484, Cusco
4.5
of 5, from 235 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Located in Cusco Historic Center, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Cusco San Pedro Market, Museo de Plantas Sagradas Magicas y Medicinales and Museum of Contemporary Art. San Pedro Church and ChocoMuseum are also within 10 minutes.

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