• Day62

    Experiencing Cusco

    December 9, 2017 in Peru ⋅ ⛅ 11 °C

    We had a great day today exploring Cusco. Once more we were stunned by the beauty of this city. Its location, embraced by mountains on all sides, mean a lot of walking up and down but also means that beautiful views frequently pop up out of nowhere :-)

    Apart from just wandering about town, we visited the cathedral, which we really enjoyed! (The audio-/videoguide was great and we spent about an hour looking at the building complexes that make up the cathedral.)
    We also hiked up to Sacsayhuamán - Inkan temple ruins located on a hilltop about 150m above the city. It offered us a first taste of the vastness of the Inkan heritage in Peru and - as a bonus - offered us nice views over Cusco during sunset.

    Finally, we went for dinner in a great restaurant (Organika), but stayed clear of local specialities such as Alpaca steak and roasted guinea pig (at least for now ;-))

    Off to Ollantaytambo in the Sacred Valley tomorrow :-)
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