The Capital of the Inca Empire

6. December 2018

That day we flew from Arequipa to Cusco and checked into a beautiful hotel close to the Plaza de Armas. And when we walked to that place later, we were right in time to join a fantastic free walking tour.

Luckily our guide Eric didn’t drag us from church to church but showed us the places with the best view over this picturesque city. He also gave us a lot of interesting facts about its history, people, the language and performed some Peruvian songs on his pan fleet. And as a little extra the tour started with a free chocolate tasting and ended with a free Pisco Sour.

The beauty of Cusco is simply striking. It was once the capital of the Inca Empire whose remains are still visible. In addition, there are many buildings from the Spanish colonial times. It is a city that is simply made to walk around for one or two days, explore and inhale the atmosphere.

And besides Chocolate and Pisco Sour it also offers some of the best Peruvian restaurants and some great bars with live music. One restaurant we can clearly recommend is the PER.UK where we tasted the best Alpaca filet on our entire trip.

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