Machu Picchu Cusco
The city of CUSCO capital of the Inca Empire,
nominated by the UNESCO as a Cultural Heritage of Humanity,
because of its magnificent architecture and also cultural
richness. CUSCO means in quechua “navel of the world”, because
for the Incas this site represents the center of all: life,
culture, military power and economy. Located at the eastern
mountains of the Andes, in Huatanay River basin, a tributary of
Founded in 23, March 1534 by Francisco Pizarro and established
the main square as the location that still maintains the modern
city and it was also the main square during the Inca and was
surrounded by the palaces of rulers who were the Incas. In the
north-facing sun began building the cathedral. Pizarro gave the
city the name of Cuzco, Noble and Grande City.
The weather in CUSCO is generally dry and mild. It has two
distinct seasons: a dry season from April to October and a rainy
season from November to March.
The main economic activity in the city of CUSCO is agriculture,
especially corn and native tubers. The local industry is related
to mining activities and food and beverages, such as beer,
sodas, coffee, chocolates, and more. However, the relevant
economic activity of its inhabitants is tourism reception,
counting increasingly better infrastructure and services.
Recently THE CITY OF CUSCO was chose as THE BEST CITY OF America
2012, in the World´s Best Awards in the magazine TRAVEL +
LEISURE, which takes the opinion of their readers. CUSCO
obtained the first award in the category of Mexico, Central and
To know more about this wonderful city has many circuits which
can be made walking, most of tourists are worried to meet Machu
Picchu, but there are some places that can make you love it.