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  Location and climate - Cusco Peru   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
The Department of Cusco has a geographic structure formed by a great hydrographic basin that has its source in the edges of the Plateau of Lake Titicaca and the snow-capped mountains of the Andes, the thawings of which form the Vilcanota river.
Cusco Orographically is crossed by two enormous chains of mountains that form the Vilcanota Knot.
Cusco is under the influence of big masses of air that come from the Southwest jungle, from the Plateau of Lake Titicaca and even from the far away region of the Patagonia.
www.cuscoonline.com /english/es/info0100.shtml   (543 words)

 The Inka Adventure.Cusco the centre of the Inka empire.
CUSCO (also spelt Cuzco with a "z"), mythical capital of the Inca Empire, preserves its stone walls and battlements with pride, evoking the greatness of the "Children of the Sun".
Cusco is an unforgettable place, as it allows you to uncover some of the mysteries of the Inkas, because Cusco was known as the center, the "navel" of the Andean world.
The city of Cusco is surrounded by impressive archeological remains such as the citadel of Machu Picchu, the fortress of Sacsayhuaman, the Ollantaytambo compound and picturesque towns such as Pisaq, Calca and Yucay, which still preserve the traditions of their ancestors.
www.theinkaadventure.com /English/Cusco.asp   (230 words)

 Cusco : Introduction | Frommers.com
Cusco was the empire's holy city, and it was also the epicenter of the legendary Inca network of roads connecting all points in the empire.
Cusco's highlights include both Inca ruins -- such as Sacsayhuamán, a seemingly impregnable fortress on a hill overlooking the city, and Qoricancha, the Temple of the Sun -- and colonial-era baroque and Renaissance churches and mansions.
Cusco is the handicrafts center of Peru, and its streets teem with merchants and their extraordinary textiles, many hand-woven using the exact techniques of their ancestors.
www.frommers.com /destinations/cusco/2873010001.html   (934 words)

 CUSCO PERU - CUZCO PERU   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Cusco is not only its ruins; it is also its people and their customs, this strange but very interesting mixture of the old Europe and the new continent.
Cusco is history, tradition and reality: a tourist destination that can't be missed by those who love history.
Cusco, mythical capital of the Inca Empire, not only proudly preserves the remaining stonewalls from this lost culture, it also keeps intact many structures built during the Spanish colony, that evoke the greatness of the Children of the Sun and the Spanish influence after the conquest.
www.cusco-peru.org   (711 words)

 Cusco Top Travel & Adventure, Cusco Peru agencias de viaje, agencias de viajes cusco, agencia de viaje en cusco, tours ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
The Department of the Cusco is located in the S.E. region of the Peruvian territory, extended between the Andean Region and the Amazon Plain.
The City of Cusco is at 13° 30'15'' south latitude, and at the 71°05'33' of longitude west from (meridian of Greenwich); it is located in the central part of the department of the same name, in Peru.
Cusco, the Puma City has a singular location, it is in the center of the historical area of Cusco.
www.cuscotoptravelperu.com /index1.html   (535 words)

From The Cradle of Civilization to The Age of Discovery, CUSCO commemorates ancient journeys that have changed the vision of the world.
Cusco, the duo of German producers Klaus Schulze and Michael Holm, emerged in the 80's with their unique brand of synthesizer orchestration.
Cusco, the duo of producers Michael Holm and Kristian Schultze, has been crossing multicultural folk and tribal music with electronic ambience for almost two decades.
www.silverlakemusic.com /art/acusco.html   (606 words)

 Peru Travel Guide by iLatinTravel   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Toward the XII century, Manco Cápac and his sister-wife Mama Ocllo emerged from the waters of the Titicaca Lake, semi Gods daughter and son of Inti (the god Sun), with the mission of the foundation of a new Kingdom that would improve the conditions of life of the towns.
In this time Cusco was a city of admirable architecture made in stone with wide plazas, big temples and palaces decorated with abundant gold pieces.
Cusco is the most visited tourist destination in Peru, and the wealthy attractiveness in the city and its areas around, as well as "Ciudad Perdida de los Incas" (Lost City of the Incas), Machu Picchu, transforms it into one of the main tourist attractiveness of the world, offering an excellent quality of tourist services.
www.ilatintravel.com /webapp/ilatintravel/articulo.jsp?cod=19988140   (438 words)

Soaring melodies, haunting flutes and tribal rhythms is the trademark style that has consistently ranked CUSCO in the Top 10 Instrumental Charts as one of the most popular instrumental groups around the world.
The extent of CUSCO's popularity became even more apparent when "Montezuma" was chosen as the driving force behind a national ad for Bud Ice, and radio talk show host Art Bell flooded the airwaves with CUSCO music in a nightly endorsement to his 12 million listeners.
CUSCO’s vivid musical imagery and dynamic rhythms capture all the romance and adventure of Spanish galleons on the high seas, caravans to the Orient and the wondrous bazaar of Byzantium.
www.cuscomusic.com /bio.html   (862 words)

 Cusco Peru, Travel information on Cuzco, Peru Tours, Sacred Valley (via CobWeb/3.1 planet03.csc.ncsu.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
This entire region, punctuated by Cusco, was the heart of the Inca Empire from the 14th to the 15th centuries.
According to legend, Cusco (Qosqo in Quechua, or "earth's navel") is the place where the golden rod finally sunk into the ground, and where Manco Capac founded his capitol city of the Inca Empire, in the 12th century.
Forming the head of the Puma shape that outlines Cusco, it is comprised of three superimposed platforms, whose edges are zigzagged in the shape of the Puma's teeth.
www.destination360.com.cob-web.org:8888 /peru/cusco.php   (1259 words)

 Cusco - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Cuzco (often spelled Cusco, less frequently Qosqo or Qusqu) is a city in southeastern Peru, near the Urubamba Valley (Sacred Valley) of the Andes mountain range.
It is the capital of the Cusco Region as well as the Cusco Province.
Upon the arrival of the Spanish conquistadors, the Quechua (Indian) name was transliterated into Castillian Spanish as "Cusco", which is how it appears on maps from the 17th and 18th centuries.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Cusco   (1160 words)

 Cusco Peru Information .·. Machu Picchu .· Cusco tours - CUZCO
Cusco, was the biggest city and capital of the Inka Empire “Tahuantisuyo” (that reach great part of Ecuador, Colombia, Bolivia, Peru, Argentina and Chile) and then taken by the Spanish conquerors; today it has an architecture that fuses the Inka with the Spanish style.
Cusco has a diversity of tourist services, a lot of hotels and hostels, as well as travel agencies and adventure sports, restaurants, handmade shopping centres, bars and all that you can imagine.
Cusco and its surrounding area breath itself history; there are many places that is worth visiting them, streets and Inca temples, through all over the city, It’s amazing how the stones insert themselves perfectly.
www.cuscoperu.com /cusco/qosqo/1t2_cusco.htm   (804 words)

 Study Abroad & Cultural Immersion with Languages Abroad - Peru - Cusco
Cusco (3,400m) this is the most important pre-Columbian metropolis in the American continent, a living museum and the gateway to climb the Inca trail to the ruins of Machu Picchu.
Cusco, 3,400 meters above sea level is the most important pre-Columbian metropolis in the American continent and is heir to a cultural tradition developed all over the Peruvian territory since 18 thousand years B.C. This region of Peru is like a living museum where it is still possible to perceive the grandeur of remote epochs.
The best way to do this, is by booking a tour/trek with us or a tour operator in Cusco, they will also provide all the walking, camping equipment you will need for the climb, including sleeping bags which are important as the weather can change very quickly.
www.languagesabroad.com /countries/cusco.html   (1430 words)

 CuscoWeb.com - Peru Tourism Cusco, Machu Picchu Sacred Valley of The Incas   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Cusco is the Inca city, Cusco is the Humanity's Cultural Patrimony and Cusco or Cuzco is the Archaeological Capital of America.
We begin to describe this way to the City Imperial of the Cusco to be this the cradle of the Incan Empire; center of a powerful civilization that occupied from the Kingdom Quito to great part of Chile and Bolivia.
Cusco is known by its Quechua name "Qosqo" that one interprets as "Navel of the World" and is that Cusco - Peru was the center of the Tahuantinsuyo.
www.cuscoweb.com /english   (198 words)

 Cusco / Cuzco / Qosqo, Peru
Cusco, once the capital city of the Incas, is the oldest continuously inhabited city in the Americas.
The history of Cusco and the Inca Empire is hard to distinguish from the myths and legends.
The city of Cusco, crafted in the shape of a Puma, was designed by Pachacutec in the mid 1400s.
www.planetware.com /peru/cusco-cuzco-qosqo-per-cs-cs.htm   (540 words)

 Cusco Peru Travel Guide - Cuzco Peru Tours
Cusco is located in the Andes and is well-known for their warm and friendly inhabitants.
Due to Cusco's central location, the city is often used as departing point for discovering Peru, Bolivia and Chile.
Choquequirao is located in the Inka region, department of Cusco, province of Convention, district of Santa Teresa.
www.gocuscoperu.com   (146 words)

 News in Science - Incan capital looked to heavenly puma - 14/09/2004
The Incan capital of Cusco was founded around the 12th century in what is now Peru and is about 110 kilometres south of the fortress city at Machu Picchu.
According to tradition the city was conceived as a puma incorporating a nearby hill as its head and the main temple of the capital as its genitals.
Magli said Cusco's layout was meant to replicate a puma constellation, which the Inca said was formed not of stars but the dark spaces between the stars.
www.abc.net.au /science/news/stories/s1198067.htm   (462 words)

 PERU PARADISE Travel - Visit Peru   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Cusco has an exceptional geographic location in the heart of the Andean world and was formerly the center of the Inca empire, or ´Empire of the Four Winds´.
Cusco is in proximity to the fascinating Inca monument of Machu Picchu.
Between Cusco and Bolivia lies the city of Puno, on the banks of lake Titicaca where the legendary Inca Manco Capac was born.
www.cuscotravel.net   (524 words)

 Maras - Sacred Valley of the Incas - Cusco Peru
Maras - Sacred Valley of the Incas - Cusco Peru
The salt mines have been exploited since Inca times and during the Vice-regency, it was the largest salt producer of the southern highlands.
Barrionuevo comments on the origin of this settlement in "Cusco Mágico": "The Maras believe that they come from the ancient Maras who once came out of the heart of the mountain, the Sacred Tanpu T'oqo.
www.cuscoperu.info /english/sacredvalley/valle060.shtml   (207 words)

 Sacred Valley Tour. Cusco Peru. Cuzco Peru. Cusco Vacation. Cusco Travel   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Pisac was a citadel, controlled a route which connected the Inca Empire with Paucartambo, on the border of the eastern jungles.
At 78 km and about 1 h 25 minutes drive from Cusco following the Pisaq route, and 57 km and about 45 minutes drive following the Chinchero route, this town is located in the heart of the Sacred Valley.
www.cuscounlimited.com /cusco-peru/sacredvalley.asp   (688 words)

 Cusco Peru - Centre for archeological tourism - inca ruins nearby include Machu Picchu, Pisac, Sacsaywaman, ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
The city of Cusco is located in the department of the same name and is at a height of 3350 metres above sea level.
Cusco and the surrounding area is rich with history and archeology, especially from the Inca empire.
A train goes from Cusco to Machu Picchu where ancient and amazing ruins can be seen.
www.cusco.cc   (131 words)

 Cusco Destination Guide
We offer many routes through the WACAS (Were natural features of the land such as springs, rock outcrops, caves and lakes; others were constructed sites such as houses, walls and water channels which were associated with events in Inca mithology).
Inca Cusco encompassed one of the most extensive and complex ritual systems history has seen.
Several of the shrines marked locations on the horizon where the sun would rise or set on important ritual days, such as the june and december solstices..
www.geocities.com /cuscodestinationguide   (298 words)

 Learn Spanish in Peru. Spanish courses in Peru.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Cusco is one of the most beautiful cities in Peru and is a truly wonderful location in which to learn Spanish.
Cusco offers all the amenities of an internationally-known city, such as internet cafes and a range of restaurants, whilst still preserving its Spanish colonial heritage, built on the foundations of the Incas.
On arrival at Cusco Airport, all of our students are met free-of-charge by their host family and are taken to their accommodation.
www.languagesabroad.co.uk /peru.html   (796 words)

 Cusco Tourist Information - A Guide to the City of Cusco, Peru   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Often referred to as the 'Archaeological Capital of the Americas' Cusco is a beautiful city riddled with contrasts between the indigenous styles and the modern western world.
The first thing that hits the newly arrived visitor to Cusco are the Inca walls; enormous granite blocks carved to fit together perfectly without the aid of mortar beds.
When arriving in Cusco from the coast you'll immediately notice the thin clear mountain air, a result of the City's high altitude.
www.andeantravelweb.com /peru/destinations/cusco/index.html   (720 words)

The middle of the Plaza de Armas in Cusco.
The cathedral of Cusco in the middle of the town.
A view of Cusco taken from the church "Santo Domingo".
www.b19.rwth-aachen.de /~troll/peru/cusco.html   (201 words)

 Cusco Region - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (via CobWeb/3.1 planet03.csc.ncsu.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Cusco (Quechua: Qusqu suyu) is a region in Peru.
Its capital is the city of Cusco, the capital of the Inca Empire.
Also, Cusco has alignments of mountains with smaller elevations and local characteristics like the residual highlands which originate from the wearing of the old andean altiplano caused by strong erosion of rivers due to the high andean lifting.
en.wikipedia.org.cob-web.org:8888 /wiki/Cusco_Region   (408 words)

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