Inkaterra La Casona: About the Destination

Located in Cusco, Peru

Inkaterra La Casona is located in the historic town of Cusco, Peru, a designated UNESCO World Heritage site. Once the imperial city of the Inca, Cusco’s pre-Columbian urban layout was preserved when the Spanish conquistadors began building colonial structures over its framework in the 16th century. The result is a fascinating city of layered architectural styles, archaeological ruins, and varied artistic and cultural influences, set within a winding labyrinth of cobblestoned lanes. Cusco is also the gateway to the Sacred Valley of the Inca and the legendary citadel of Machu Picchu.

People and Culture

With a history rooted in the Inca empire, Cusco is still home to many Quechua speakers—the presumed descendants of the Inca civilization. Members of this indigenous group number in the millions and live throughout western South America. Their rich heritage lives on in their intricate and colorful textile traditions and other time-honored crafts that decorate the markets of the city.

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