Explore: Cusco, Peru

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As camera-toting, wanderlust-driven adventurers, we are always seeking for the most intriguing places to visit and immortalize in our travel snaps. One such spot, without a doubt, is the historic city of Cusco in Peru. If you haven't been to this fascinating historic town, we're sure you'd be making plans for a visit after browsing through the photos taken by our fellow lomographers!

The city of Cusco, the capital of the region and province of the same name, is one of the most visited spots in Peru and the whole South American continent. Best known as the seat of the Inca Empire, this ancient city has been drawing almost two million tourists annually, as it is the best starting point for those heading to Inca sites such as the Sacred Valley of the Incas and the stronghold of Saksaywaman. If the name of this historic town sounds familiar, we’re guessing you’ve heard about it from the Disney film The Emperor’s New Groove, whose protagonist, the young Incan prince Kuzco, actually bears a slightly similar name!

Cusco, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983, is home to a lot of fascinating ruins, ancient sites, temples, and colonial buildings for every intrepid traveler to explore and photograph. The iconic 15th-century Inca site of Machu Picchu, located northwest of the city of Cusco, is certainly the best known and most visited of these historic landmarks.

Now, without further ado, may we present a handful of wanderlust-inducing photographs taken by our lucky fellow lomographers during their visit to Cusco:

Credits: qrro, flavianogueira & ximena-gloor

A series inspired by our Community’s intrepid travelers, Explore puts the spotlight on some of the must-visit places around the world through beautiful and wanderlust-inducing lomographs.

written by plasticpopsicle on 2014-05-06 in #world #locations

5 Comments

  1. saidseni
    saidseni ·

    Love this city, even named my cat after it. :)

  2. plasticpopsicle
    plasticpopsicle ·

    @saidseni It looks so magical and fascinating and wonderful! I hope to visit this city someday! Cusco the Cat... sounds cute and mischievous like the young emperor Kuzco! :D

  3. roxyvonschlotterstein
    roxyvonschlotterstein ·

    I'll go there in a few days. I am curious!

  4. plasticpopsicle
    plasticpopsicle ·

    Really excited for you, @roxyvonschlotterstein! Take lots of pictures and tell us about what you find there! :D

  5. roxyvonschlotterstein
    roxyvonschlotterstein ·

    @plasticpopsicle after returning from Peru I can confirm: Cusco is a very beautiful place and worth visiting.

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