"Cusco" Departamento de Cusco by GrumpyDiver

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Cusco - Capital of the Incan Empire

The modern city of Cusco gives you three slices of history that are all intermingled:

1. The Incan Empire;
2. Colonial Spain; and
3. Modern Peru.

The three cultures are intermingled and inseparable. That is one of the wonders of Cusco

Traditional native arts

The Peruvian government has made a point of trying to preserve some of the ancient skills such as weaving.

National Police Day

The police were in the main square parading around in uniform with the police band playing.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Heart of the Incan Empire
  • Cons:Everyone else has heard of it too
  • In a nutshell:Three cultures - Inca, Colonial Spanish and Modern Peruvian all in the same place
  • Last visit to Departamento de Cusco: Aug 2005
  • Intro Written Oct 11, 2010
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