A view of Plaza de Armas, the town center of the city of Cuzco, Peru.
A Cusco holiday
isn't complete without a trip to the many galleries and museums that dot the city. If you buy a tourist pass, you will be able to view many of them. The must-see museums include the Museo Inka of Pre-Hispanic Culture and the Casa Cabrera, with its wondrous exhibition of photographs by Martin Chambi.
The Museo Arqueológico was built on sacred Inca ground by the Spaniards, and now it contains archaeological findings from all over South America. If you want to tour the galleries, stop by the Museo Hilario Mendivil, for hand-crafted display pieces, and the Galeria Hermanos Mendivil. The Banco Wiese and the Irq'i Yacha are also galleries worth taking a stroll through.
In Avenida El Sol, you can see a daily show of the folk dances of the region. If this puts you in a dancing mood yourself, visit the clubs on Procuradores Street, including Ukuku's Pub Cultural and Kamikase.
Uptown is a great club with electronic music, and you'll enjoy the Xcess and Muki, which are more popular with Cusco's hometown residents. They will lend an air of authenticity to your Cusco holiday
There are many festivals based in the areas around Cusco, including Corpus Christi, once an Incan ritual but now an homage to saints. The Qoyllur Riti was originally an Incan celebration of nature, and is now more Catholic. Of course, the Sun festival is one not to be missed; it draws thousands every year.
Cusco offers the traveler magnificent temples, and a way to get in touch with the Incan culture. It's the capital of culture in South America. Visit the main square, the many churches, the archaeological sites and of course The Lost City of the Incas, Machu Picchu
Cusco offers you menus to suit any taste, and they pride themselves on their fine cuisine and excellent service. Most of the cafes are near the Main Square, which gives you a large variety of foods, depending on the type of food you want and the budget you're working with. For authentic Cuscan food, stop and sample the "chicherias" and the "picanterias".
Cuzco square, Compania de Jesus Church and fountain at night
You will find the temperature cooperative for your Cusco holiday
. The air is fresh and the average temperature in the area ranges from 50-52 degrees Fahrenheit. The nights are very cold, though, especially if you're in the mountains. Cusco has two seasons, rainy and wet. The dry season lasts from May until October, and the rainy season lasts from November to April.
The Cusco of today thrives on its blossoming tourist activity. Because of the influence of tourism, the city has developed quite a diversity in the services and products they offer. Home to a million people, the city has modernized its infrastructure to accommodate the thousands of visitors who come there every year to relax and have fun.
Hotels Cusco Peru
If you are planning to visit Cusco and Machu Picchu, I fully recommend you book your hotel in advance. Cusco is visited by many tourists from all over the world throughout the year, keep in mind Machu Picchu is one of the seven wonders of the world, so you better make sure you´ve got somewhere to sleep ASAP. Probably the best time to go is between May and October, the dry season. There are lovely hotels within the region, you can search Hotels Cusco Peru below if needed (cheap and expensive).
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Guided Trips to Machu Picchu
Choosing one of the tours of Machu Picchu will make you marvel with the Lost city of the Incas, the Sacsaywaman fortress, the Temple of the Sun, the Temple of Wiracocha, Cusco Cathedral, Lares and its lost comunities, etc.
Inca Trail Holiday Tours
An inca trail holiday will impress you with great lakes, snow-capped mountains, vast valleys and Inca ruins.
Cusco Peru Travel is the most popular destination for tourists in Peru, and sees about a million visitors every year. It is known as the Historical Capital of Peru by the country's constitution.
A Cusco holiday isn't complete without a trip to the many galleries and museums that dot the city. If you buy a tourist pass, you will be able to view many of them.
Travel to Machu Picchu
If you are planing to travel to Machu Picchu, "The Lost City of the Incas", probably the best time to go is between May and October, the dry season.
When most people think about Cuzco history, their mind fixates on the Incas, as they were a strong influence on the area. Actually, the district was populated before the Incas came onto the scene.
Inti Raymi Festival
The Inti Raymi Festival have day fairs, exhibitions and people dancing on the streets in the mornings and live music concerts, featuring the best of Peruvian music in the evenings.
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