Hello bloggers today I’m going to talk about the beautiful city fo Cuzco in Peru. Cuzco is the Archaeological Capital of South America. Read more on our blog.Life in Cusco city is centered on the wonderful Plaza de Armas, which is framed on all sides by everything that makes the city special, such as important landmarks, fantastic shopping, excellent gastronomic options and great cafes and bars. Cuzco city it is located in the Peruvian Andes, was developed, under the Inca Pachacutec government, a complex urban center with different religious and administrative functions. It was surrounded by areas clearly delineated for agricultural, artisanal and industrial production. When the Spaniards conquered it in the 16th century, they preserved the basic structure, but built baroque churches and palaces on the ruins of the Inca city.
The city of Cuzco, 3,500 m above sea level, is located in a fertile alluvial valley fed by several rivers in the heart of the Cusco is the center of Quechua culture, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the historical capital of Peru and one of the most visited cities in the country. It receives more than 2 million visitors a year, many of whom use the city as a base to embark on a trip to Machu Picchu, which is northwest. In 1933, Cuzco was declared the “Archaeological Capital of South America” and in 1978 it was declared a World Cultural Heritage during the 7th Majors Convention of the Great World Cities in Milan, Italy.
In addition to the Sacred Valley, the Andean landscape dotted with villages, high altitude villages and ruins linked by railroad tracks and train tracks to the main attraction of the continent ,Machu Picchu. Cuzco was once the capital of the Inca empire and is today the capital of the region and province of Cusco. Under the domination of the Inca Pachacuteq in the 15th century, the city was redesigned and remodeled after a process of pre-Inca occupation of over 3,000 years, and became the capital of the Inca Empire Tawantinsuyu, which covered much of the Andes of America from the South between the 15th and 16th centuries AD. For the Incas, Cuzco was the navel of the world. A visit to this region takes you back to the cosmic realm of ancient Andean culture, overthrown and merged with the colonial brand of Spanish conquest, only to be refurbished as a thriving tourist center. The capital of Cuzco is just the portal.Along the arteries that come off the main square is where you will find the hidden gems. Boutique hotels, fashion boutiques selling unique souvenirs and a host of markets, museums and restaurants. Discovering this is what draws visitors there to linger longer and dig deeper, so that by the end of their visit they will almost forget everything about Machu Picchu. But yes, at the end of the day, if you are going to Cusco, you will have only one thing in mind: make the pilgrimage to one of the most famous archaeological sites on the planet and explore the ancient civilization that has ensured Peru has become the main destination of travel throughout Latin America in the 21st century. With exceptional Incan ruins literally exploding from the seams that shaped this vibrant city, its cultural and historical tour de force in Peru will have Cusco as its most famous centerpiece.