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Machu Picchu

16th-century Inca citadel in the Peruvian Andes and UNESCO World Heritage Site

74km

-13.163056-72.545556

Manú National Park

one of the most diverse areas in Peru

183km

-11.8564-71.7214

Puno

Capital city of Puno, Peru

330km

-15.843333-70.023611

Lake Titicaca

lake in Peru and Bolivia

371km

-15.75-69.4167
Sights

Coricancha

The central site of worship for the Incas. Like so many other testimonies of fantastic Inca architecture, it was severely devastated by the conquistadores, the Spanish conquerors, who built their Christian church, Santo Domingo, on top of the ruins. Yet most of the bottom part of the temple is fairly well preserved and makes the site worth several hours of your time. The site is one of the best in Cuzco, or Qosqo in the Quechua language, containing both Catholic and Inca heritage with stunning views of the surrounding area. Looking at the outside from Avenida del Sol, you get a perfect view of the church standing on the temple and you see the differences of the Inca and the Spanish way of building. Qoricancha also is the starting point of the yearly processions at Inti Raymi, the Sun Festival, in the remembrance of the Inca tradition of celebrating the winter solstice. This procession then moves all the way up to Saxayhuamán. In order to understand, especially the remarkable remains in the Inca section, a guided tour is advisable.

655m

-13.52-71.97555556

Cusco Cathedral

mother church of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Cusco

1.1km

-13.5163-71.9781

Qenko

1.6km

-13.51055556-71.97166667

Sacsayhuamán

archaeological site

2.2km

-13.50777778-71.98222222

Tambomachay

cultural heritage site in Peru

4.8km

-13.48083333-71.96472222

Tipón

cultural heritage site in Peru

21km

-13.57083333-71.78305556

Sacred Valley

Cultural region of Peru

24km

-13.33333333-72.08333333

Ollantaytambo

city

43km

-13.25805556-72.26333333

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Cuzco

Peru
Cuzco or Cusco, in the Southern Sierras, is a fascinating city that was the capital of the Inca Empire. Cuzco is a UNESCO World Heritage site and is one of Peru's most visited cities as it is the largest and most comfortable city from which tourists can begin visits to Machu Picchu, the Sacred Valley of the Incas, and other Inca sites in the region.

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Climate

Average temperatures

Jan

19°C7
Precipitation: 145 mm

Feb

19°C7
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Mar

19°C6
Precipitation: 107 mm

Apr

20°C5
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May

20°C3
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Jun

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Jul

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Aug

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Sep

20°C4
Precipitation: 22 mm

Oct

21°C6
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Nov

21°C6
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Dec

21°C7
Precipitation: 123 mm
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