Cusco – the middle of the world in the Andes

Cusco – the “middle of the world” in the Andes

In the south of the Sierra, in the middle of the fertile Andean mountains, is the city of Cuzco, once the heart of the Inca Empire and today one of the main tourist attractions of Peru. The charming colonial city at 3,416 meters is not only a must, Cusco is also an ideal starting point for the numerous Inca ruins in the vicinity of other surroundings, including, of course, the famous ruined city of Machu Picchu.

Cusco is a fascinating mixture of the influences of the Quechua Indians of today and the times of Spanish colonization. So you can marvel at the ancient walls of the Incas next to magnificent Catholic churches. As a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, the old town of Cuszo has remained almost unchanged and was able to preserve its original charm.