Cusco is considered one of the most ancient cities of the continent. The name Qosqo in quechua means “the earth’s navel”. There are many myths about the creation of the city. However, it is known that the city existed before the Inca Empire (5000 BC). The Spanish foundation of the city took place in 1534. Later it was the seat of the first Bishop of South America and the center of a great cultural activity.
In Cusco, had one of the most outstanding arts school of the world: the “Escuela Cusqueña”. The basic characteristic of the city is its perfect blend of the urban with the pre-Colombian monuments. Among the most outstanding places, is the Koricancha temple, which is located near the Main Square. This was the center of the cult to the Sun God or Inti. On top of this temple, the Spanish built the Santo Domingo Convent.
The Compañia de Jesus is considered the most beautiful churches of the continent. The Cathedral and La Merced Churches are some of the Spanish legacy. Walking along the streets of the city, there are wonderful things to visit as the craftsmen village known as San Blas. Its temple is a magnificent piece of colonial art. In and out of Cusco there are great things to see, the center of the city, near the Sacsayhuaman ruins, few miles from them are the complex of Ollantaytambo and the towns of Pisac and Calca.
And of course Machu Picchu, an awe-inspiring city. There are also religious festivities that you can enjoy such as the Procession of the Corpus Christi or the Inti Raymi.Come to Cusco. Nothing you have ever done is even close to a visit to Cusco.