When people visit Peru, the first question that comes to mind is: how fast can I get to Machu Picchu? Although that is a very important Inca site, each city is filled with history, architecture and local flavor. Here are a few of the cities and regions most people visit in Peru, and why they are so popular.
Peru’s capital mixes in a very interesting way the colonial architecture with the modern city architecture. Several museums and churches should not be missed. You can also visit the close-by Pachacamac, an archeological site containing Inca and pre-Inca temples.
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Cusco has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage site and it’s filled with Inca ruins and buildings. It’s also the gateway to Machu Picchu and other important Inca landmarks.
While in the city, make sure to visit Qoricancha, an old monastery which offers some of the best views in town, the Incan wall and spend some time in the Plaza de Armas.
Don’t forget to try the local cuisine and the organically grown produce.
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Inca Trail is a walking route which leads to the city of Machu Picchu and goes through the mountains above Urubamba river. The trail is very popular among hikers all over the world. There are many ruins along the way and most of them are well preserved.