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The most beautiful places around Cuzco

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Petr Liška
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The most beautiful places around Cuzco
Inserted: 07.02.2021
Author: Petr Liška © gigaplaces.com
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Cuzco and nearby famous Machu Picchu are the most visited destinations in Peru. In addition, you will find a number of other beautiful Inca monuments and the beautiful nature of the Vilcanota Mountains. Let's see what are sure to visit here for beautiful places

1.
Machu Picchu

The most famous monument of South America

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| Altitude: 2 458 m / 8 064 ft

Machu Picchu is undoubtedly the most iconic place of Peru and perhaps all of South America. Not only famous… continue reading

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Plaza de Armas in Cuzco

Square in the heart of the Andes

Altitude: 3 402 m / 11 161 ft

Plaza de Armas in the center of Cusco is one of the highest squares at 3,399 meters above sea level in the… continue reading

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Vilcabamba Mountain Range

Beautiful mountains around Machu Picchu

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| Altitude: 6 238 m / 20 466 ft

The Vilcabamba Mountains dominate the massive Salcantay Mountain. Here you will find beautiful lagoons and… continue reading

4.
Maras salt mines

The most famous salt mines in South America

Altitude: 2 997 m / 9 833 ft

It is said that the Maras salt mines were already here before the Inca Empire, just gradually the number of… continue reading

5.
Writer

Starting point for beautiful ruins

Altitude: 2 969 m / 9 741 ft

Pisac is beautifully situated in the Holy Valley of the Incas, surrounded by mountains. More than the city… continue reading

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Sacred Valley of the Incas

Inca monuments in the Urubamba valley

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| Altitude: 2 938 m / 9 639 ft

The center of the famous Inca Empire was located in the so-called Sacred Valley, an area in the Urubamba… continue reading

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Ollantaytambo

Historic town with ruins

Altitude: 2 887 m / 9 472 ft

Ollantaytambo is a former Inca town located in the Holy Valley of the Incas. Here you will find the beautiful… continue reading

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Chinchero

Inca ruins

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| Altitude: 3 724 m / 12 218 ft

The village of Chinchero is located at an altitude of 3762 meters above sea level and lies on the road… continue reading

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Sacsayhuaman

Massive fortress above Cuzco

Altitude: 3 579 m / 11 742 ft

High above Cuzco stands the massive Inca fortress of Sacsayhuaman. It is famous for the fact that the… continue reading

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Pikillaqta

A little known monument of Wari cultures

Altitude: 3 189 m / 10 463 ft

About 20 kilometers east of Cuzco you will find the interesting ruins of Pikillaqta. To this day, basically… continue reading

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