Cusco

Overall Score

2.5

Little more than the capital of Peru-Lima is known about the legendary Cusco. This ancient city is located in a mountainous valley about 3.5 thousand meters above the Orububabaama River. It is the administrative center of the same region and province. But only under the Incas has it been a political, economic and macroeconomic center for the Indian peoples in a vast area of the Andes. All because Koukou – the capital of the mighty Inka Empire. Even its name is translated as «Pope of the Land. According to the legend, the founder of the city was the first Paramount Inka, Manka Kapak, the first Supreme Inka. When he set out from the shores of Lake Tititicaca, he looked for a place where his step would enter the land, and he found what he was looking for in the Ururobaumma Valley. There was a settlement here, which was destroyed to build the capital.

The ancient Cusco was planned in the shape of a puma, and its ancient city was called «pumas head,«pumas body,&c., and so on. In 1533, the Spanish resistors, headed by Franco Pisarro, came here, ending the Empire of the Incas. Many constructions of the Royal period stand on the foundations of ancient Inca structures. Frequent earthquakes destroyed many of the Spanish buildings, but the Inxican ones had no trouble surviving the storms. Nevertheless, Koukos has a wealth of examples of both traditional and ancient archaeology. Here are the Cathedral of the Chapel (built on the ruins of the Kichoukarni Palace), the church of Triumph (the first European church in Koukou), and the church of La Campania. Other notable features of Côte dAzur include the Statue of Christ   (similar to the famous statue in Rio de Janeiro) and the large skeletal drawings created in the early 20th century by the Peruvian soldiers. The most famous site of Cusco – the ancient Inxico Saccacaómán. It is both the citadel and the temple complex in the area of the teeth of the pumas. Its stone blocks were used by the campers to build the buildings, but they were not able to develop the Saxaumama in such a way.

With regard to the richness and originality of its architectural heritage, Cusco is included in the UNESCO World Heritage List, which automatically makes it a red rag for tourists all over the world.

100 USD = 408.60 PEN

Overall Score

2.5
  • Tap water: No, not drinkable
  • Religious government: Ambiguous
  • Population: 430,000 people
  • GDP: $6,049 / year
  • Foreigners can own real estate: Yes
  • Power outlets: 230V60Hz
  • Internet: 11 Mbps
  • Best wireless: Movistar
  • Tipping: Most restaurant and bar bills include a 10% gratuity. It’s customary to add an extra 10% if the service has been satisfactory. Most Peruvians only tip one or two Soles at small “mom and pop” restaurants that do not add a tip to the bill.
  • Apartment listings: AirBnb
  • Apartments: Airbnb
  • Hotels: Booking.com
  • More hotels: Hotels.com
  • Best coffee 24/7: GenUp
  • Best taxi: Uber
  • Best hospital: CEntro Medico Cima
  • Best short-haul air carrier: LAN
  • Best intl air carrier: LAN
  • Monthly costs for expat: $1000
  • Monthly costs for family: $3100
  • Monthly costs for local: $900
  • Meal: $2
  • Small Cola: $1
  • Beer 1 Pint: $2.5
  • Coffee: $1.6


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