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Cusco

Listed under Colonial Towns in Cusco, Peru.

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'Situated in the Peruvian Andes, Cusco developed, under the Inca ruler Pachacutec, into a complex urban centre with distinct religious and administrative functions. It was surrounded by clearly delineated areas for agricultural, artisan and industrial production. When the Spaniards conquered it in the 16th century, they preserved the basic structure but built Baroque churches and palaces over the ruins of the Inca city.'

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“Simon Calder: My Grand Tour would start at the 'navel of the world'”

By Simon Calder for The Independent. First published 6th December 2008. ...The gods chose a curious position for their navel. Cusco is draped beautifully, though awkwardly, over a hillside, about halfway to heaven. Its shape resembles a puma, a beast h… Read more...

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