Cusco is a city of 300,000 people in the Andes at an altitude of 3400 metres. Cusco was the capital of the Inca Empire until the Spanish conquest turned it into a colonial city.
I took these photos while staying in Cusco for a few days in May, 2007.
Plaza de Armas is Cusco's main square, around which lie the Catholic excesses of La Catedral and Iglesia de la Compañía:
The Convento de Santo Domingo is a large Catholic church built atop the Incan ruins of Qorikancha after the Spanish destroyed it. Qorikancha was the most important temple of the Inca Empire.
Other views of Cusco:
The courtyard of the Libertador Palacio del Inka, where I stayed in Cusco:
The view from my hotel room of some Incan ruins across the street:
Folk dancers perform at the Centro Qosqo de Arte Nativo: