Cuzco was the old capital of the Incas. Its name in Quechua means "navel", though at 3300 meters above sea level, it's hard to imagine how it could be named after a depression. Cuzco is currently the capital of tourism, and has a lot to offer in the way of food and fun.
|The Plaza de Armas
Cuzco is surrounded by mountains
|Cathedral, also on the Plaza de Armas
By unbelievable coincidence, this church sits on the site of an Inca temple. Inside is a painting of the Last Supper, with Peruvian game on the bill of fare.
|A typical side street
|Another side street
|From the hotel back window
|Coke and Pepsi
No getting away from economics. The Volkswagen beetle, by the way, is made in South America.
Something for everyone, especially the tourists
Another church, that by amazing coincidence, sat on top of an Inca temple.
Which by uncanny coincidence, seems to have been built beneath a Catholic Church - a monument, no doubt, to religious tolerance.
Inca craftsmen fitted stones together without mortar. Windows lined up perfectly, though we were told that this was done without measuring equipment.
A modern piece, it's part of the resurgence of Indian pride.