Historic Center

The Historic Center of Cuzco, also known as the Monumental Zone of Cusco, is the historic center of the city of Cusco, Peru. The area was declared in 1972 as “Cultural Heritage of the Nation” through Supreme Resolution No. 2900-72-ED1. In 1983, during the VII session of the UNESCO World Heritage Committee, it was decided to declare this area as Cultural Heritage of Humanity, establishing a central zone that constitutes the heritage of humanity itself and a buffer zone.


Coricancha, Koricancha, Qoricancha or Qorikancha was the most important temple in the Inca Empire.

Originally named Intikancha or Intiwasi, it was dedicated to Inti, and is located at the former Inca capital of Cusco. Most of the temple was destroyed after the 16th-century war with the Spanish conquistadors, as settlers also took it apart to build their own churches and residences. Much of its stonework was used as the foundation for the seventeenth-century Santo Domingo Convent. It was built after the 1650 earthquake destroyed the first Dominican convent.

Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu is an Inca citadel located high in the Andes mountains in Peru, above the Urubamba River valley. It was built in the 15th century and later abandoned, and is famous for its sophisticated dry stone walls that combine huge blocks without the use of a mortar, the fascinating buildings that relate to astronomical alignments and its panoramic views. The exact use it had remains a mystery.


Saqsaywaman, which can be spelled many different ways, is a citadel on the northern outskirts of the city of Cusco, Peru, the historic capital of the Inca Empire. Sections were first built about 1100 CE by the Killke culture which had occupied the area since 900 CE.

Moray and Maras

Moray  is an archaeological site in Peru approximately 50 kilometres (31 mi) northwest of Cuzco on a high plateau at about 3,500 metres (11,500 ft) and just west of the village of Maras.

Moray contains unusual Inca ruins, mostly consisting of several terraced circular depressions, the largest of which is approximately 30 m (98 ft) deep. As with many other Inca sites, it also has an irrigation system.

And Maras is a town near the city of Cusco in the Sacred Valley of southeastern Peru. It’s known for the Maras Salt Mines, thousands of individual salt pools on a hillside, dating back to Incan times. West of the town is Moray, an Inca archaeological site on a high plateau featuring a series of concentric terraces. Surrounding trails offer views of the snow-capped Urubamba mountain range.