A city in south-eastern Peru, Cusco is the historic capital of the Inca Empire. It has become a major tourist destination, receiving nearly 2 million visitors a year.
For long term travelling of remote workers, 20 fantastic things to do in Cusco are:-
- Trek to the “lost city”
The beautiful scenic hike to mysterious Machu Pichu, set high in the Andes Mountains in Peru, above the Urubamba River valley, is a life time experience.
- Plaza de Armas
This is the revisiting of the testimony of historical wars and deaths of great personalities.
A must is a visit to Cusco’s main stadium Estadio Garcilaso de la Vega, the abode of the country’s most successful soccer clubs.
- The Sacsayhuaman ruins
This is a fortified complex covering a huge area with high walls. A place to be cherished.
- The temple of the sun
Qurikancha is the temple of the sun whose remains are a historical scene that makes you spiritual.
- Planetarium Cusco
Enjoy a wonderful and clear view of the Cusco hills from this planetarium.
As an archaeological site, you must explore the Cusco museums like Museo de Arte Precolombino and Machi Pichu museum.
- Visit to the cathedral
The visit to the stone built cathedral of Cusco has plateresque interiors and has one of the most outstanding examples of colonial gold work. It is the abode of excellent paintings.
- Delicious food
Enjoy the fusion and neo-Andean restaurants offering food made with modern techniques
- The stone walls
The Cusco architecture offers the finest stone walls in historical remains of fortresses and monuments that you should make a trip to.
- Round terraces
You have to go to Moray located at 3500 metres height, an archaeological site famous for its round terraces.
- Enjoy the waterfalls
What a lovely scene you enjoy at Perolniyoq waterfalls and Cataratas de Illapani.
- House of artists
Barrio de San Blas housing artisans, workshops and craft shops, is one of the most picturesque sites in the city.
- Explore Pisaq market
The biggest market in the place for handicrafts, jewelry, minerals, herbs, spices and local foods. Visit on Sundays.
- The unique chocolate museum
With a free entry, this shows the evolution of chocolate with facts, old advertisements, videos and tastings. Also taste various chocolate delicacies. Yummy, isn’t it?
- Cooking class
Cusco cooking not only teaches traditional dishes but also to navigate markets and create new dishes.
- Feel at home at Chichubamba
Don’t miss the warmth of meeting families at the Chichubamba village.
There are lots of affordable bars and clubs that will make you have a happening nightlife.
- Walk to Christo Blanco
Visiting the place after 11, 811 metres of climbing becomes a life time experience when you see the statue of Christ there. At night you can see the place fully lit up from the downside of the town.
- Explore the Cusco art
There are various free entry galleries in and around the city that are rich with traditional cultural pieces of Inca.