Cusco and the Sacred Valley

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  • 1. Catedral

    Plaza de Armas | Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    Dominating the Plaza de Armas, the monumental cathedral is one of Cusco's grandest buildings. Built in 1550 on the site of the palace of the...Read More

  • 2. Cerámica Seminario

    Store/Shop/Mall

    Husband-and-wife team Pablo Seminario and Marilú Behar spent years developing their art into what is now known as the Seminario Style—taking...Read More

  • 3. Fortress of Ollantaytambo

    Archaeological Site/Ruins

    Walk above town to a formidable stone structure where massive terraces climb to the peak of Temple Hill. It was the valley's main defense against...Read More

  • 4. Museo de Arte Precolombino

    Museum/Gallery

    For a different perspective on pre-Colombian ceramics head to this spectacular museum, known as MAP, where art and pre-Colombian culture merge...Read More

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  • Qorikancha

    5. 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 eyes...Read More

    Qorikancha
  • Sacsayhuamán

    6. 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 imagination...Read More

    Sacsayhuamán
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  • 7. Andahuaylillas

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    The main attraction of the small town of Andahuaylillas, 8 km (5 miles) southeast of Pikillacta, is a small 17th-century adobe-towered church...Read More

  • Awana Kancha

    8. Awana Kancha

    Store/Shop/Mall

    Loosely translated as "palace of weaving," Awana Kancha provides an opportunity to see products made from South America's four camelids (alpaca...Read More

    Awana Kancha
  • 9. Casa de Garcilaso

    House/Mansion/Villa

    You'll find a bit of everything in this spot, which may leave you feeling like you've seen it all before. Colonial building? Check. Cusqueña...Read More

  • 10. Chinchero Market

    Market/Bazaar

    If you're looking for an authentic market experience, you can see locals come from miles away to sell their produce at the Sunday Chinchero...Read More

  • 11. ChocoMuseo

    Plaza Regocijo | Museum/Gallery

    This museum provides a delicious introduction to the history and process of chocolate making, from cacao bean to bar. Workshops allow you to...Read More

  • 12. Church

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    A 1607 colonial church in the central plaza above the market was built on top of the limestone remains of an Inca palace, thought to be the...Read More

  • 13. Colcampata

    Neighborhood/Street

    To behold colonial Cusco in all its beauty, take the 15-minute walk up to Colcampata. Following Procuradores from the Plaza de Armas to Waynapata...Read More

  • 14. Iglesia de La Compañía de Jesús

    Plaza de Armas | Religious Building/Site/Shrine

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

  • 15. La Merced

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    The church may be overshadowed by the more famous Catedral and Iglesia de la Compañía, but La Merced contains one of the city's most priceless...Read More

  • 16. Monasterio de Santa Catalina de Siena

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    An extensive collection of Cusqueñan religious art is the draw at this still-working Dominican convent, which incorporates a 1610 church with...Read More

  • 17. Museo de Arte Religioso del Arzobispado

    San Blas | Museum/Gallery

    The building may be on the dark and musty side, but this San Blas museum has a remarkable collection of religious art. Originally the site of...Read More

  • 18. Museo Hilario Mendívil

    San Blas | Museum/Gallery

    As San Blas's most famous son, the former home of 20th-century Peruvian religious artist Hilario Mendívil (1929–77) makes a good stop if you...Read More

  • 19. Museo Inka

    Museum/Gallery

    Everyone comes to "ooh" and "eeww" over this archaeological museum's collection of eight Inca mummies, but the entire facility serves as a...Read More

  • 20. Museo Machu Picchu Casa Concha

    Museum/Gallery

    Artifacts that Hiram Bingham unearthed during his 1911 "discovery" of Machu Picchu and brought back to Yale University resided with the university...Read More

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