Free Walking Tour Cusco Old Town
Discover the charm and cultural heritage of Cusco Old Town with our captivating Free Walking Tour. Situated in the heart of Cusco, Peru, this ancient city is a fascinating fusion of history, traditions, and vibrant energy. Join us on this journey, and let our experienced guide escort you through the mesmerizing streets, sharing captivating tales and anecdotes that breathe life into the city’s past and present.
Meeting point: Main square of Cusco, next to the fountain
Start times: 10:00 hrs
Duration: 2 hours
Price: Tip only basis
Important: Please remember to check your ticket after booking to ensure you don’t miss any updates from your guide.
Free Walking Tour Cusco Old Town – Itinerary
Our journey begins in the heart of Cusco’s Old Town, where you’ll gather with fellow travelers and our knowledgeable guide. As you embark on this adventure, you’ll receive a brief introduction to the city’s rich history and the significance of the Old Town as we stand in its midst.
We’ll stroll to the iconic Plaza de Armas, the beating heart of Cusco, surrounded by stunning colonial architecture. Learn about its historical importance and soak in the vibrant atmosphere while our guide shares tales of ancient ceremonies and Spanish conquest.
Next, we visit the impressive Cathedral Basilica, an architectural masterpiece, to explore its intricate interior, adorned with stunning artwork and religious relics. Discover the fusion of Inca and Spanish influences that shape its design.
Our tour takes us to the Qorikancha, once the Inca Empire’s most important temple dedicated to the sun god, Inti. We’ll explore the fascinating blend of Inca and Spanish architecture that still stands today.
We’ll venture off the beaten path to discover hidden gems within the city’s colonial structures and explore the remarkable Inca walls that offer insights into Cusco’s captivating history.
We conclude our tour at the renowned Twelve-Angled Stone, a masterpiece of Inca stone masonry. Learn about its mystical qualities and why it’s a symbol of Cusco.