Free Walking Tour Cusco
Free walking tour Cusco takes us to the heart of Peru. Cusco is one of the most amazing cities in the world, a place loved by everyone who visits it and it has a lot of cultural things to offer. Cusco was the cradle of the most powerful empire in all of South America, the Inca empire and that greatness can still be seen in its streets, structures and citadels such as Machu Picchu. In Free tour expert we take our travelers to know a little more about this city, discover its most amazing corners and learn more about the history of those who inhabited it hundreds of years ago.
♦ Meeting point: Jose Olaya monument (In front of the “Plaza de Armas de Lima”)
♦ Start times: 11:00 hrs & 16:00 hrs
♦ Duration: 3 hours
♦ Price: Tip only basis
Free Walking Tour Cusco Itinerary
Free walking tour Cusco begins in the main square of the city, here you meet with your local guide, who is an expert of the history of the city. We will take a walk through the square focusing on the architecture and colonial art left by the Spanish after their passage around here at the time of the conquest and subsequent colonization. We will visit the famous Cathedral of Cusco which is considered the main temple of the city. According to the story it would be the place where the Government House of the Incas would have worked, as well as the palace of the Inca Viracocha.
After the visit to the temple, we will continue to the Plaza de San Francisco, a historical place located in the center of Cusco. There we will find the Church of San Francisco, as well as the Santa Clara arch. This square is very recognized because it was part of an old and important Inca square called Huaycapata, after the arrival of the Spanish. In that place is also located the Botanical Garden of the native flora of Cusco, a garden established in 2016, that shows visitors many of the plants that grow in the city of Cusco.
After the visit to the square we continue through the local market of San Pedro, which is considered by locals as the main food center of the city, in addition to being the oldest. A historical fact of this market is that its current route, it corresponds to one of the Inca roads that were used at the time to connect the Huacaypata with the Contisuyo. If you are looking for a place to get food, souvenirs or provisions at comfortable prices, you will undoubtedly love San Pedro market. Our visit to this place will also allow travelers to connect a little more with the locals and the culture.
We will also visit some of the neighborhoods with Spanish-style architecture left by the conquerors in their passage through Cusco, old buildings that today continue to resist the passing of the years, we will also be able to see Llamas and Alpacas.
Then we will arrive at the famous Coricancha, an Inca temple considered the most important in the empire, which was partly destroyed by the Spanish in order to build their temples and houses. In addition, we will learn more about the Inca Cusicancha palace, according to the accounts of chroniclers and historians it is said that the Inca Tupac Yupanqui would have been born here and it would also be the place where his family would have resided. Finally we will finish our tour in the San Blas neighborhood, a very warm and comfortable place to sit down to eat and enjoy the day.
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