Cusco, Peru, Travel
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Top Things To Do In Cusco, Peru

1) Mercado San Pedro

You can find anything in Mercado san Pedro. From dry meat to a great variety of cheese and Chuta bread to any kind of fruit you can imagine.

2) Plaza de Armas

Lively urban gathering place offering colonial arcades, a cathedral, gardens & a central fountain. 

Did you know: In Inca times, the plaza, called Huacaypata or Aucaypata, was the heart of the capital. lonelyplanet.com

3) Mirador de San Blas

4) Cusco Cathedral

The Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption of the Virgin, also known as Cusco Cathedral, is the mother church of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Cusco. The cathedral is located on the Plaza de Armas.(Via Wikipedia )

Built during the 16th & 17th centuries, this grand cathedral is filled with colonial paintings.

5) Museo Inka

Folksy collection of Inca art, artifacts & architecture in a modest, old-fashioned environment.
 
Address: Ataud 154, Cusco 08000, Peru
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6) Dinner at Limo

The Limo Restaurant offers wonderful Peruvian fusion and novo-Andean cuisine on Cusco’s Main Square.

Limo’s kitchen is a reflection of the rich gourmet tradition currently on trend in Peru  making this restaurant one of the best in Cusco.  Learn more.. (Via bestofperutravel.com)

Shown here, Limo's Lomo Saltado.

For more information, visit Limo's website at cuscorestaurants.com 

Phone: +51 084 254753

Email: ventas@cuscorestaurants.com 

 

7) Horseback riding tour around Sacsayhuaman

Enjoy magnificent scenery and fascinating visits to Incan archaeological sites on this half-day horseback riding adventure from Cusco. Mount up for your ride with a horseman, who will lead you to the ruins of Qenko, Puca Pucara, Tambomachay and Sacsayhuaman where can wander on your own.

8) Visit the Pisco Museum

Open everyday from 11:00am – 1:00am – Our Kitchen Too!

Phone: (+51) 84-262709
Email: info@museodelpisco.org

9) Twelve Angle Stone

The Twelve angle stone is an archeological artefact in Cuzco, Peru. It was part of a stone wall of an Inca palace, and is considered to be a national heritage object. The stone is currently part of a wall of the palace of the Archbishop of Cuzco. Wikipedia 

 

10) Where to stay? JW Marriott El Convento

Chic hotel rooms in a restored stone convent built around Incan ruins, plus courtyard dining.

 

Address: Esquina de la y, Calle San Agustin & Ruinas, Cusco 08000, Peru

Phone: +51 84 582200

 

11) Explore The Southern Valley

12) Learn How To Cook Authentic Peruvian Cuisine

13) Visit Machu Picchu

See all Cusco and Machu Picchu Photo Gallery:

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Until next trip, 

About The Author

Mariella Molestina Noboa

Mariella loves to write about her adventures in traveling and continues to explore new places. - Learn more. 


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9 Comments

  1. Ah Mariella, I want to do all these things when I eventually go to Cusco! You’re too adorable with the Peruvian lady and the llama, and I love the old cathedral; so much influence from the Spanish there! The valley is stunning, and I’ll spend some time in the pisco museum for sure!

  2. Yukti says

    There are so many things to do in Cusco and so Peru is always on my wishlist. Exploring Southern Valley must be great as it looks so peaceful and beautiful. It would nice to walk around Plaza de Armas and I would also love shopping at Mercado San Pedro. Food from Peru looks different and tempting.

  3. This looks awesome! Peru actually hasn’t been on my radar as a potential travel spot. That llama with the pom pom/tassels is so cute! And I love the architecture! It looks like a great place to just walk around and explore (and EAT!)

  4. Peru has been on my mind lately so your post couldn’t have come at a better time. Thanks for this handy list of things to do in Cusco. Apart from visiting Machu Picchu, I would like to visit the Pisco Museum, learn to cook some Peruvian dishes, and check out the local produce in the market.

  5. South America being literally on the other side of the world for me, I am fascinated to read about it because I do not know when and if I will ever make it there. Cusco comes across as simple and quaint with lots of tradition and culture, but what intrigued me the most is the food that looks delicious and something I would truly want to try.

  6. I dunno if I’ll ever get a chance to get to Peru, so thanks for this virtual tour! The varieties in corn looks yummm. Hope I’ll manage to visit Peru, esp coz Machu Pichu is much in my wishlist!

  7. Never been to Peru, but reading about the so many things to in Cusco makes me betrayed. The Southern Valley and Machu Pichu are highlights, with the Peruvian cuisine! There is a lot to see at Museo Inka too, I’d consider a visit to explore Cusco’s Peruvian culture.

  8. Peru is definitely making news for all right reasons these days. Travelers have become curious about it beyond the famous Machu Picchu. I want to do the Inca trail. And I have heard a lot about Peruvian cuisine too. The Cusco Cathedral looks interesting to me.

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