In 1983 it was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, and it is considered the Rome of America mainly due to the large number of monuments that this magnificent city has.
The word Cusco comes from the Quechua word: Qusqu or Qosqo which has the meaning of “center” or “navel”, due to its high location and its large network of roads that connects with different countries.
The altitude of Cusco is 3399 meters above sea level, as for the climate of Cusco it is generally dry between the months of April and October, with sunny days, cold and frosty nights, and other rainy weather from November to March.
Although you can travel all year round, the most recommended time to travel to Cusco is during the dry season from April to October, since the rainy season is from November to December. The busiest time in Cusco is from June to August.
The Inti Raymi (festival of the sun) is the most important religious festival in Cusco since Inca times where the Sun God (Inti) is worshiped. The celebration began with the winter solstice, in the month of June (the month in which the sun moves further from the earth) and lasted 15 days in which they performed sacrifices and different dances.
Currently, this religious festivity is held every June 24, it consists of making a theatrical performance of the people of Cusco, where people from Cusco, Peruvians and people from all over the world come together for this magical and magnificent event. Where you can see one of the most important cultural and traditional manifestations in this part of the world.
The Chiriuchu that in Quechua means cold food or cold plate; This is the flagship dish of the city of Cusco, this stew is still from the Inca period, where products from the coast, mountains and jungle are combined. As ingredients it has: guinea pig, cocha yuyo, chicken, jerky (dried meat), cheese, toasted corn, black pudding, chili and corn torreja.
HOW TO GET TO CUSCO FROM LIMA
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LIMA CUSCO BY BUS: This trip lasts from 18 to 21 hours, visiting Lima Nazca and Abancay.
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