Cusco’s streets are like walking through a museum, with history piled on top of history in this UNESCO World Heritage Site. Many of the wonderful old colonial houses along the narrow streets were built atop Inca ruins, illustrating the city’s lengthy past.
The Cathedral and La Compania, two equally outstanding landmarks, are located in the city center’s principal square, Plaza de Armas. During the day, the square is an excellent site to start a walking tour, have a bite to eat, or people watch.
While there are other monuments and museums to see in Cusco, the church of Santo Domingo, which sits atop the ruins of the Inca city of Coricancha, is a must-see.