Cuzco – The Imperial City of the Incas

The City of Cuzco (Cusco in spanish) is located at at 3,400 mt above sea level, in a fertile alluvial valley fed by several rivers in the heart of the Central Peruvian Andes of South America. In the 15th century, the city was redesigned and remodeled after a pre-Inca occupation process of over 3,000 years, and became the capital of the Tawantinsuyu Inca Empire. When the Spaniards conquered it in the 16th century, they preserved the basic structure but built Baroque churches and palaces over the ruins of the Inca city. By now the city every day is full of visitors from all the world and also is today an amazing amalgam of the Inca capital and the colonial city. Let´s take a look.

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