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Things to Do in Cusco, Peru

By Paige, Nicaragua, June 2012

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The ancient Inca capital of Cusco has reigned over the Andes for almost 1,000 years, an architectural achievement of unsurpassed glories glittering in the high desert sun. Its astounding Spanish colonial center, from the far older structures whose well-preserved remnants still stand guard all around, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and Peru’s top tourist attraction.

Of course, the reason you’ve probably arrived to such heights—the ubiquitous cocoa tea, served almost everywhere, will help you acclimate to the 3,400 meters (11,152 feet) altitude—is for marvelous Machu Picchu, arguably the most spectacular pre-Columbian ruins in the hemisphere.

Editor’s Note: This recommendation was taken from our Peru Things to Do blog. Visit the original post to continue reading the full post and to learn more about things to do in Peru.

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