Travel to Cusco, Peru



Cusco
It is a city in the Peruvian Andes, was once capital of the Inca Empire, and is now known for its archaeological remains and Spanish colonial architecture.

Facts 
Elevation: 3,399 m
Weather in late Sept: 20 °C / 4°C
Founded: 1,100
Founder: Manco Capac, first of the Inca rulers
Population: 367,791 (7th largest in Peru)
Area: 617 sq km
Languages: Spanish & Quechua
Geography: Located in the Andes mountain range in southeastern Peru near the Urubamba (Sacred) Valley
Earthquake: 10 time in last 365 days, a severe earthquake in 1950 destroyed much of the city, but most of the historic buildings have been restored.

Survival Tips
1. High-Altitude sickness: drink coca tea, lots of water and rest on the bed for the first day

Eat
1. Jack's Cafe western-style restaurant with fresh fruit smoothies and shakes 


Places to go
1. Sacsayhuaman Ancient ruins and historic sites that can overlook the city
2. Plaza de Armas The central plaza where you will not miss
3. San Blas Try the Café Loco and lunch at vegetarian restaurant in the Mercado corner
4. Centro Artesanal Cusco highly recommended for souvenirs shopping
This photo was taken in 2014 summer on top of Sacsayhuaman.

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