Cusco Historic Sites

Historic Sites in Cusco, Peru

Cusco Historic Sites

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  • Bean-Buggles
    Plumsteadville, PA422 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We arrived at this site along a path from the Cristo statue as we had our own car. Once we crossed the bridge and entered the site we could see the ticket booth to the right and the restrooms. A guide approached us anchored we negotiated a price. We learned all about this amazing site. There are alpaca and llamas around ‘mowing’ the grass, which adds to the charm. The size of the stones at this site are just massive and it is mind blowing to think they moved them without modern machinery. Highly recommend having a guide when exploring the site.
    Written 10 April 2024
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  • Piotr M
    Warsaw, Poland1,089 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    this is the central square in the city, where you can see the Cathedral, many markets with local handicraft and restaurants, and where the people come ferquently
    Written 3 April 2024
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  • sttly
    Fort Lauderdale, FL132 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This was a very interesting site. The Spanish buildings were built on a native buildings which are now exposed and there is information about how they were built. Of all the sites we saw this was the only one that explained/showed this. Admission is 15 soles, less than $4 when we were there and is well worth that.
    Written 16 March 2024
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  • Candace Larkin
    Avignon, France2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Tipon is a great place to visit! The incredible Incan ruins are a must-see, and the stunning mountain views are breathtaking. The locals are friendly and welcoming, and the food is delicious. The activities available are varied, from walking and hiking to rafting and zip-lining. The accommodations are comfortable and reasonably priced, making it a great place for families to stay. We had a wonderful time exploring the ruins, trying the local cuisine, and taking advantage of the outdoor activities. We highly recommend Tipon to any family looking for a unique and exciting vacation destination.
    Written 23 March 2023
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  • Hiram A
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The organizers are extremely careful with the details. One of the things I liked the most was the places they reserved us for meals: we could eat local and clean delicious food. On top of that, we enjoyed excellent tour guides, such as Elvis for Machupicchu, or Hernán for the Lake Titicaca. Everyone was very friendly and helpful. Cheers Waliki 💗.
    Written 12 April 2024
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  • LZ
    5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We weren't sure what to expect but given the very fair ticket prices we decided to stop by on our last day in Cusco. It ended up being a short but extremely interesting visit. Worth a stop!
    Written 10 February 2024
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  • Diana W
    6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing history and artifacts on the Inca civilization. It gave me a better understanding of their origins. As well as Christianity. The art in here is spectacular.
    Written 24 October 2023
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  • JoanRuff
    London, UK127 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sacred area with many additional temples you can easily explore and enjoy with respect. Plan to wander, enjoy the land, the clouds, the sky and really be in this special place with big sacred energy.
    Written 19 October 2023
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  • Luvs2TravelAnywhere
    New York City, NY6,683 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This Inca Fortress is another amazing piece of architecture near Cusco. It is mind boggling how they were able to build this.
    Written 16 December 2015
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  • Africa Tourist
    Sydney, Australia9,638 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Just down from our hotel this convent and church was open as we strolled past. Worth checking out as it has an interesting interior.
    Written 4 November 2017
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  • JAC-B-321
    564 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    A very quiet location that probably sees very few tourists. Amazing stonework at this pre-Inca gateway to the region.
    Written 27 October 2019
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  • DrhermanK
    Benoni, South Africa1,281 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We walked around the complex to find an entrance. The whole site looked deserted but for one family. The security personnel let us in and what a site. Saw so much of the ruins of the palace as well as mummies berried in some of the rooms. Looking at this I realized that there is more that we don’t know in relation to what we know.
    Written 21 July 2019
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  • Rafal W
    Skoki, Poland1,401 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    There's few other Inca sites outside of Cuzco, that can be found here and there in area between Q'enqo and Tambomachay Usually, because they are located away of well trodden paths, not many tourists visiting them. Also, degree of their preservation is rather bad. Temple of the Moon is one of such a sites. Built around the massive bedrock outcrop, remains of old shrine are still used for shamanic ceremonies and Cuzco's dwellers and people from nearby villages coming in here for picnic. Not much left of temple's walls and rock carvings are heavily eroded, but site itself is quite romantic. On the one side of the rock there's big crevice that leads in to underground chamber or corridor. Although entering it is prohibited, locals sneaking inside of it, ignoring calls of the keeper of the temple . I couldn't find any information about this very place, and my knowledge of Inca history is rather superficial, therefore, this time I can't give you any interesting information or anecdotes regarding Temple of the Moon. To the south of shrine lays waterlogged meadows with muddy path leading to it, and to the east of them remains of old Inca road are still well visible. To the north of the outcrop some more rocks and small ravine can be found, and beyond them, there's another Inca site called Chukimarca, but I haven't visited it. Templo de la Luna and its surroundings is ideal place for somebody who's tired of busy and noisy cities and more popular and overcrowded historical sites. There's no ticket needed for this site. I found this place by a chance, wandering around area outside of the Cuzco.
    Written 8 April 2020
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