50. Cusco – World’s Most Incredible Cities

Discover why Cusco in Peru ranked #50 in our countdown of ‘100 Most Incredible Cities in the World’.



Best known for:

The gateway to Machu Picchu, Cusco was the capital of the Incan Empire.

Did you know?

Most people travel to the UNESCO World Heritage city to explore Incan history and tick Machu Picchu off the bucket list, but there’s more to it than that.

Peruvian cuisine is a bit of a big deal at the moment, and there are plenty of places in the city to master it.

Cusco Culinary’s classes include a visit to the San Pedro Markets and instruction in dishes such as Peruvian Fish Ceviche and cheese ice-cream, and how to mix Peru’s signature cocktail, a Pisco Sour.

Also try Cusco Dining at Marcelo Batata and Cusco Cooking.


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