Historic Walking Areas in Cusco

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Historic Walking Areas in Cusco

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1. San Blas

4.5 of 5 bubbles4,241
Points of Interest & Landmarks

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By markusfY8881KP
Close to the residential areas, San Blas quickly became our favorite area with more tranquility than the main square,...

2. Pikillaqta

4.0 of 5 bubbles17
Points of Interest & Landmarks

AMsays
By AMsays
This site is not very well visited, does not have great facilities, so be prepared. Despite that, it is worth your time.

7. Andean Soul Taxi

5.0 of 5 bubbles56
Historic Walking Areas

Explorer48385168860
By Explorer48385168860
I highly recommend to choose Sutta and his company for your travels around Cusco, Sacred Valley and Machu Pichu.

What travellers are saying

  • Logan1939
    Toronto, Canada21 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great neighbourhood with lots of beautiful shops displaying artwork. Less busy than the central square. Be sure to walk to the viewpoint for a view of Cusco and the mountains that surround.
    Written 16 November 2023
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  • Willowbroom Sam
    Houston, TX1,231 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A huge town surrounded by big walls. Per the guide, this was pre Inca, I.e. the Wari dynasty. A beautiful princess of the town said she would marry the person who got water to the village. Two men competed and one was successful in getting water from the huanatay lake. One can see two channels in the mountains.

    The town was built like a perfect rectangle with rectangular homes and absolutely straight pathways/ walkways. Almost three floor high walls and homes.

    The guide told us that seven columns were found and each column had the skeleton of a man. And that this was an honor for the men to give up their lives for building the erect columns.

    Gypsum plastering is found in walls and floors. Sh was also found leading tk the belief that the volcanic mountain behind the city may have erupted making the people abandon the place.

    He told me that the place was eventually used by Incas as a concentration camp for prisoners.

    A visit with a tour guide is a must. Otherwise one will just see some old broken ruins and cannot appreciate the history.
    Written 31 July 2022
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  • HullMick_13
    Hunton, UK208 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Although very busy with tour trips, going slightly out of time (late morning?) gives a better feel for this immense construction. Lovely friendly bars in courtyard outside.
    Written 7 November 2019
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  • aaron B
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    So attentive and knowledgeable! It was such a different better experience than with other guides. You could tell other guides were using recordings and ours was able to explain everything so well!
    Written 29 February 2024
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