11 Sights in Distrito de Cusco, Peru (with Map and Images)

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Welcome to your journey through the most beautiful sights in Distrito de Cusco, Peru! Whether you want to discover the city's historical treasures or experience its modern highlights, you'll find everything your heart desires here. Be inspired by our selection and plan your unforgettable adventure in Distrito de Cusco. Dive into the diversity of this fascinating city and discover everything it has to offer.

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1. Puka Pukara

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Puka PukaraMcKay Savage from London, UK / CC BY 2.0

Puka Pukara is a site of military ruins in Peru situated in the Cusco Region, Cusco Province, Cusco District, near Cusco. This fort is made of large walls, terraces, and staircases and was part of defense of Cusco in particular and the Inca Empire in general.

Wikipedia: Puka Pukara (EN)

2. San Blas

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San BlasJorge Láscar from Australia / CC BY 2.0

The church of San Blas is a religious temple of Catholic worship under the invocation of San Blas located in the historic center of the city of Cuzco, Peru. The church is located in the Plazoleta de San Blas, the heart of the homonymous neighborhood, about 430 meters northeast of the Plaza de Armas.

Wikipedia: Iglesia de San Blas (Cuzco) (ES)

3. Cusco

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Cusco or Cuzco is a city in southeastern Peru near the Sacred Valley of the Andes mountain range and the Huatanay river. It is the capital of the Department of Cusco and of the Cusco Province. The city is the seventh most populous in Peru; in 2017, it had a population of 428,450. Its elevation is around 3,400 m (11,200 ft).

Wikipedia: Cusco (EN), Website

4. Qurikancha

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Coricancha, Curicancha, Koricancha, Qoricancha or Qorikancha was the most important temple in the Inca Empire, and was described by early Spanish colonialists. It is located in Cusco, Peru, which was the capital of the empire.

Wikipedia: Coricancha (EN)

5. Sayaqmarka

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Sacsayhuamán, often spelled Sacsahuaman or Saqsaywaman, is a citadel on the northern outskirts of the city of Cusco, Peru, the historic capital of the Inca Empire. The site is at an altitude of 3,701 m (12,142 ft).

Wikipedia: Sacsayhuamán (EN)

6. Cusco Cathedral

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Cusco Cathedral Martin St-Amant (S23678) / CC BY 3.0

The Cathedral of Cusco or Cathedral Basilica of the Virgin of the Assumption is the main temple of the city of Cusco, in Peru and houses the headquarters of the Archdiocese of Cusco. The Cathedral Basilica of Cusco, together with the Triunfo temple make up the Cathedral Complex, it is located in the northeast sector of the current Plaza de Armas of Cusco. In the place that, during the Inca period, was occupied by both the Suntor Wassi and the Kisoarkancha or Palace of the eighth Inca Viracocha. The complex occupies an area of 3,920 square meters and is the most important religious monument in the Historic Center of Cusco.

Wikipedia: Cusco Cathedral (EN)

7. Q'enqo Grande

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Q'enqo Grande Haakon S. Krohn / CC BY-SA 3.0

Q'enqo, Qenko, Kenko, or Quenco is an archaeological site in the Sacred Valley of Peru located in the Cusco Region, Cusco Province, Cusco District, about 6 km north east of Cusco. The site was declared a Cultural Heritage (Patrimonio Cultural) of the Cusco Region by the National Institute of Culture.

Wikipedia: Qenko (EN)

8. Twelve-angled-stone

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Twelve-angled-stone

The twelve-angled stone is an archeological artifact in Cuzco, Peru. It was part of a stone wall of an Inca palace, and is considered to be a national heritage object. The stone is currently part of a wall in the palace of the Archbishop of Cuzco.

Wikipedia: Twelve-angled stone (EN), Website

9. Pukamuqu

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Pukamuqu is a mountain in Peru. It is situated in the Cusco Region, Cusco Province, Cusco District. It is a natural viewpoint of the city of Cusco situated at a height of 3,600 metres (11,811 ft). On top of the mountain there is a statue called Cristo Blanco.

Wikipedia: Pukamuqu (EN)

10. Basílica Menor de la Merced

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The Church of La Merced, also called the Minor Basilica of La Merced, is a Roman Catholic church located in the city of Cusco, Peru. It is located 100 meters southwest of the city's main square in front of the Plazoleta Espinar. It belongs to the Mercedarian Order and has, annexes, both the convent and the premises of the Colegio la Merced. The temple has a basilica floor plan with three naves covered with brick vaults and a dome over the transept, with baroque altars in its side naves and neoclassical style altars on the main altar. It also has a tower with a Baroque bell tower topped with a half-orange dome. Its side altarpiece-façade and the Renaissance façade of the foot wall, the choir stalls, its colonial paintings and polychrome wood carvings stand out. Inside lie the remains of Diego de Almagro the Elder, Diego de Almagro the Younger and Gonzalo Pizarro.

Wikipedia: Templo de la Merced del Cuzco (ES)

11. Church of the Society of Jesus

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The Church of the Society of Jesus is a Roman Catholic church built in the city of Cusco, Peru. It is located in the Plaza de Armas in the historic center of Cusco and was built on the site of the ancient Amarucancha, which was the palace of the Inca Huayna Capac.

Wikipedia: Iglesia de la Compañía (Cusco) (ES)

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