10 Instagrammable Places in the city of the Incas

Exploring Cusco: 10 Essential Places for Instagram in the city of the Incas

Cusco, cradle of the ancient Inca Empire, enchants with its cobblestone streets, vibrant markets, and majestic ruins nestled amidst the Andes. Rich in history and culture, it beckons with the allure of Machu Picchu and the mystical beauty of the Sacred Valley.

1.- Machu Picchu: An iconic Inca citadel located amidst misty mountains, offering a glimpse of ancient civilization and stunning natural beauty.

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2.- Plaza de Armas: The heart of Cusco with colonial architecture, lively markets and the iconic Cathedral, perfect for capturing the vibrant energy of the city of the Incas.

3.- Sacsayhuamán: An ancient Inca fortress with massive stone walls, offering panoramic views of Cusco and serving as a testament to the skill of Inca engineering.

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4.- Rainbow Mountain (Vinicunca): A geological wonder with vibrant colors, offering a surreal backdrop for photographs amidst the Andean landscape.

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5.- San Blas Neighborhood: Picturesque streets adorned with colorful murals, artisan workshops and bohemian vibe, ideal for capturing the artistic essence of Cusco.

6.- Qorikancha (Temple of the Sun): Once the richest temple of the Inca Empire, it is now a fascinating archaeological site showcasing the architecture and history of the Inca city.

7.- Pisac Ruins – Cliffside Inca ruins overlooking the Sacred Valley, offering panoramic views and a glimpse of the greatness of the Inca civilization.

8.- Maras Salt Ponds: Scenic salt evaporation ponds forming a mesmerizing patchwork against the Andean landscape, creating stunning photo opportunities.

9.- The Mirador de San Cristóbal.- It has a stunning panoramic view of the historic center of Cusco, with its red tile roofs located amidst the surrounding Andean peaks. Located high above the city, visitors can capture stunning views of iconic landmarks such as the Plaza de Armas and the Cathedral, while enjoying the vibrant colors of sunset or the tranquil atmosphere of sunrise.

10.- Sapantiana Aqueducts.- They are a ancient engineering marvel. These stone canals wind gracefully through the landscape, showing the ingenuity of the Inca civilization. Serving as a vital water supply system in the past, today they are a testament to the remarkable engineering skills of the Incas and provide a picturesque backdrop for visitors to admire and photograph.

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