The viewpoints in Cusco are very popular among travelers since, thanks to them, it is possible to have a privileged view of the magical city of Cusco. It may cost us a bit to find privileged viewpoints, however, here we tell you about the 5 best viewpoints in Cusco that you should visit.
Whether you are looking to take an unforgettable photo or simply watch the sunset, these are the viewpoints you must visit:
San Blas viewpoint
The viewpoint is located in a wide square with pools and benches, which invite you to contemplate Cusco from an ideal height. Here you can observe Cusco life and admire a dream sunset. In addition, the place is just a few minutes from the 12-angled stone, an icon of the city. The viewpoint is located in a wide square with pools and benches, which invite you to contemplate Cusco from an ideal height. Here you can observe Cusco life and admire a dream sunset.
Viewpoint of San Cristobal
It is located on the slopes of Sacsayhuaman and is one of the oldest neighborhoods in Cusco. In Inca times, it was the upper end of Hanan Cusco (“Upper Cusco”). Currently, it corresponds to the neighborhood of San Cristóbal. One of the recommended sites in this neighborhood is the Temple of San Cristóbal, which is located a few minutes from the Plaza de Armas of Cusco.
From here you can see the center and surroundings of the city with a more than panoramic view.
White Christ Viewpoint
The White Christ is undoubtedly one of the most famous monuments in Cusco, it is a statue of a Jesus Christ almost 80 meters high that rests very close to Sacsayhuaman and that is one of the favorite places among tourists to visit and take some nice pictures or simply be able to appreciate Cusco from this beautiful viewpoint.
It can be reached on foot, with a walk of almost 40 minutes from the city center or by taxi for approximately 20 soles. If we seek to visit it by public transport bus, it is possible to take the service of Cristo Blanco or Señor del Huerto at a cost of 1 sol.
The monument of the Inca Pachacútec, is a bronze statue of around 11.50 meters high and below is a construction made of stone 22.40 meters high; inside which are exhibited pieces of museology that revalues the Inca culture. From the top of the lithic construction you can glimpse all the splendor of this wonderful enigmatic city of Cusco. It is located 15 or 20 minutes from the main square on foot.
Santa Ana viewpoint
Here you can see the Temple of Santa Ana, the Arch of Santa Ana. One of the characteristics of this neighborhood is that you can find an incredible view of the city.
The average time to get to the place walking from the Plaza de Armas of Cusco, will be 20 minutes, or you can take public transport that will arrive in half the time.
Scattered throughout the city, either in the center or a little further to the south of the city, you cannot miss these wonderful places that will undoubtedly surprise you. Tell us! Have you visited any of them yet?
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