Cusco, often spelled Cuzco is a city in southeastern Peru, near the Urubamba Valley of the Andes mountain range. It is the capital of the Cusco Region as well as the Cusco Province. In 2013, the city had a population of 435,114. Located on the eastern end of the Knot of Cuzco, its elevation is around 3,400 m (11,200 ft).

The site was the historic capital of the Inca Empire from the 13th until the 16th century Spanish conquest. In 1983 Cusco was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. It has become a major tourist destination, hosting nearly 2 million visitors a year. The Constitution of Peru designates it as the Historical Capital of Peru.




Main article: Qurikancha
Coordinates: -13.52000, -71.97556

-13.52000, -71.97556

Cusco Cathedral

Main article: Cusco Cathedral
Coordinates: -13.5163, -71.9781

-13.5163, -71.9781

Location: -13.516666666667, -71.978472222222

Estadio Garcilaso

Main article: Estadio Garcilaso
Coordinates: -13.525, -71.966

-13.525, -71.966

Museo de Arte Precolombino

Main article: Museo de Arte Precolombino
Coordinates: -13.5150, -71.9775

-13.5150, -71.9775

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