If you have planned to take a vacation and fulfill your dream of seeing the great Machu Picchu, we recommend you also reserve a couple of days, or at least a single day, to just walk around and discover the treasures held by the city of Cuzco.
Many have made the mistake of going directly to the site of Machu Picchu, which is glorious, but they have not take n the opportunity to get acquainted with the most important Inca site, the capital of the Inca Empire, the City of Cuzco. They received incorrect information, perhaps, from their travel agents.
A walking tour around the inca city is impressive. You enter into the mystery of this great civilization by walking their impressive and elegant streets and seeing the remains of the temples dedicated to the sun, the moon, lightning, and others. You will see Inca walls made with surprisingly large and irregular stones. All of these hold many stories.
There, In Cuzco, a large number of tourist attractions await you. You can walk up and out of the city along what is called the Qhapac Ñan, the great Imperial highway, a marvel for the sixteenth century. It begins in the Plaza de Armas, the Main Square. The route will take you by the Temple of the Moon, a great energy site, where you will find yourself in the midst of nature, surrounded by temples, rivers, and able to–above all–breathe pure air and take in peace.
If you prefer, you can take in the overlooks that are scattered around the city. From them you can see the mountains and you can take in what thousands of years ago was the great lake Morki, and now is the valley of the City of Cuzco.
In Cuzco you can also have a lot of fun. All is not the seriousness of sightseeing. Cuzco has a fantastic night life. From excellent restaurants to night clubs and bars, you can enjoy outstanding gastronomy as well as a pachanga, a pulsing party. There is always something to do in Cuzco, twenty-four hours a day.
So, if you plan on visiting Machu Picchu, do not forget to leave some time to get to know the marvels that are found in the city of Cuzco.