CUSCO

CUSCO

(CAPITAL OF THE INKA EMPIRE):

Cusco – the former capital of the Inca Empire – carries the title of the Archeological Capital of America with pride. Cusco literally means “navel” in the local Quechua language (the native Andean language).
Cusco is the gateway city to the Andes, from where you can easily visit countless sites such as the famous Machu Picchu, one of the most fascinating lost cities in the world.
The City of Cuzco (at 3,400 m.a.s.l. /11,154 ft) is located in a fertile alluvial valley fed, in the south west of Peru.
According to the chroniclers, in the 15th century, the city was redesigned and remodeled by Pachakuteq (the ninths Inca) to become the capital of the Tawantinsuyu, which covered much of the South American Andes between the 15th and 16th centuries AD.
Cusco currently shows a high variety of urban distribution (pre-Inca, Inca, Colonial and republican stiles), the religious and government buildings were accompanied by the exclusive abodes for royal families, forming an unprecedented symbolic urban compound, which shows a stone construction technology with exceptional aesthetic and structural properties, such as the Koricancha (the temple of the sun), the Aqllahuasi (the temple of the chosen women), Hatun rumiyoq (the temple of the inca Roca – where is located the famous twelve angles stone), etc.
Cusco is surrounded by several Inca remains such as: the cyclopean stones of Sacsayhuaman, the enigmatic Kenko, and Tambomachay (the temple to the water).

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