Reasons to Book Cheap Cuzco Flights
Cuzco is the capital of the Cuzco Region and the Cuzco Province in Peru. This beautiful city was once the capital of the Inca Empire and is now home to the civilization’s archaeological relics and nearly 500 years old Spanish architecture. Cucco is one of the country’s most visited cities because it is the launching pad to other regional Inca sites and to the country’s folkloric capital - Puno. The city square, called Plaza de Armas, is home to a number of Spanish colonial buildings that were erected above Inca walls. This square is known for pulsating tourist-centric nightlife besides a range of churches, museums and art gallery. Paragliding in the Sacred Valley and water rafting in Rio Urubamba River are other prominent attractions here.Sacsayhuaman
Sacsayhuaman is a citadel and a ruined fortress in Cuzco. Famous for its surgical-grade construction, it is considered a triumph of Incan military marksmanship and focused logistics because it was made of many 300 ton rocks that were brought up a hill and put together without using mortar. Sadly, this is also where the Incan armed forces were annihilated by their Spanish counterparts in 16th century, thus deleting the legendary civilization and its superlative architectonic enterprise from the world map.Qoricancha
Incan Civilization attached an enormous amount of significance to sun, and their kings were considered ‘the Sons of Sun.’ Qoricancha was a religious temple dedicated to Sun god and combined with the supreme authority of Incan kings, this religious place was as important as the center of the civilization. It was a masterpiece of crafted stone work and used to be laden with gold plates weighing up to 2 kilograms. A bird’s eye view of this magnificent temple gives the appearance of sunrays emanating out to all four corners of the civilization, thus giving the notion that the Incan inhabitants were blessed equally.Museo de Arte Precolombino (Museum of Pre-Columbian Art)
The Museo de Arte Precolombino is the most prominent art museum in Cuzco. It has a remarkable collection of pre-Columbian artworks of 1250 BC and 1532 AD, and fall under ten broad categories like those of wood, jewelry, stone, silver and gold. Also of note are some historic ceramic objects like Aribalos that belonged to the royal family.