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The Inca Capital

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Cuzco (or Cusco) used to be the capital of the Inca empire - actually, the name Qosqo means "navel of the earth".
In and around Cuzco, there are many impressive Inca ruins, such as the fortresses of Pisac and Sacsayhuamán,Ollantaytambo and Wiracocha.
Actually, the city already existed a long time before the rule of the Incas, but there is not much to see from that era.
Higly photogenic! The same goes for the many terraces used for agriculture that also date back to Inca times. The most fascinating terraces are the round ones at Moray...

I also loved the colours of the Valle Sagrado near Cuzco - the landsacpe there sometimes makes you wonder whether you are in the altiplano or in Tuscany - at least until you see the next Alpaca!
Of course, you also find some fine specimens of colonial Spanish architecture.

The pictures above are impressions from Cuzco itself: the Plaza de Armas, the cathedral, the Koricancha place, Inca walls and views of Cuzco from above.

There soon will be additional galleries featuring the most important sights from the surroundings - so maybe it's a good idea to come back some time later!

There also are some photos from Peru in my photo-log.