Cusco and the Sacred Valley Sights

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Qorikancha

  • Archaeological Site/Ruins

If the Spanish came to the new world looking for El Dorado, the lost city of gold, they must have thought they'd found it when they laid...

Rumicolca

  • Military Site

An enormous 12-meter- (39-foot-) high gate dating from the Wari period stands at Rumicolca, sitting a healthy walk uphill from the highway.

Sacsayhuamán

  • Archaeological Site/Ruins

Towering high above Cusco, the ruins of Sacsayhuamán are a constant reminder of the city's Inca roots. You may have to stretch your...

San Blas

  • Neighborhood/Street

For spectacular views over Cusco's terra-cotta rooftops, head to San Blas. This is where the Incas brought the choicest artists and artisans...

Tambomachay

  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Ancient fountains preside over this tranquil and secluded spot, which is commonly known as "El Baño del Inca," or, Inca's Bath. The...

Templo Santa Clara

  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Austere from the outside, this incredible 1588 church takes the prize for most eccentric interior decoration. Thousands of mirrors cover...

Templo de La Compañía

  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

With its ornately carved facade, this Jesuit church on the Plaza gives the Catedral a run for its money in the beauty stakes. The Compañía,...

Templo de San Francisco

  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Close to the Plaza de Armas, the Plaza de San Francisco is a local hangout. There's not a lot to see in the plaza itself, but if you've...

Templo y Plazoleta de San Blas

  • Plaza/Square/Piazza

The little square in San Blas has a simple adobe church with one of the jewels of colonial art in the Americas—the pulpit of San Blas,...

Tipón

  • Archaeological Site/Ruins

Everyone has heard that the Incas were good engineers, but for a real look at just how good they were at land and water management, head...

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