a bustling city, full of life, culture, history and action; friendly people and open for interaction; sites to visit and many opportunities to just sit and inhale the atmosphere of the environment.
An historical city with lots of magic and many sites to explore. Reasonably priced by first world standards.
Knowledge of Spanish is useful since many people here do not speak English.
I loved cusco. It is a nice city. It is centrally located which makes it easy to travel to the sacred valley and to machu picchu.
People overall are super friendly and willing to help you. It is also a very touristy city so it is pricey and it is also all about tours and selling tours--- so be aware!
Cusco is closed to the Machu Picchu and dining in Cusco can be really great! Many good restaurants, loved it!
Great small town! There is a lot of history and amazing architecture. Definitely worth going to! The natives really make it a wonderful place to visit.
Great for photo ops
Visit the city center marketplace ( 15 minutes walk ) Rent a taxi ( low price here ) spend 3-4 hours and visit the high points overlooking the city.
The city of Cusco is an excellent place to acclimate to the altitude in preparation for a trip to Macchu Pichu.
There are many short 1 day guided tours and excursions to be taken during your stay. Our guide was fluent in English, was very knowledgeable and humorous. This city is a must see for world travelers.
The Cathedrals and other historic buildings and art galleries. Machu Picchu and other tours eg The Amazon and many day tours.
Great variety of restaurants and cafe's with great views over a pretty, well maintained central square. An amazing light show at night. Its a charming place with a safe feel about it with it's huge police presence and friendly people.
A beautiful small city and developed along the hillside. Beware of high altitude effect if that's your first stop at high altitude city.
Cuzco is a small historical town. Alot of old building from the 18th century (Colonial period). Many Inca sites are located far from the town.
So I would recommend to join a local tour. Even Cuzco is a "town for tourist", most people don't speak English. "Western style restaurant" (those target on tourists) got little bit expensive. I tried couple local restaurants which are better & cheaper. Try find 2-3 local restaurants around Plaza de Armas.
Lots of religious influence, great for Catholics to visit. A cultural center with lots of museums to visit and learn about the Incas.