Flight Network: Cusco one of world's 50 most beautiful cities

14:21 | Toronto (Canada), Jan. 10.

Peru's ancient metropolis of Cusco was listed among the World's 50 Most Beautiful Cities by the FlightNetwork, a Canadian online travel agency.

Historically speaking, Cusco is the most important southern Peruvian city.

"You've probably learned about this area in a history class since it was the capital of the Incan Empire until the Spanish conquest. So it's no surprise that it's a World Heritage Site," the report highlighted.

Where to go

According to Flight Network, the two must-see sites there are the Coricancha (the Sun Temple) and San Blas.

"San Blas is a nice escape from the touristy parts of the city and has a relaxed vibe for shops, restaurants, and just walking around," it noted. 

Yet the southern region's most important landmark is the worldwide-known citadel of Machu Picchu.

"Obviously, you're probably not going to visit Peru without checking out Machu Picchu, and luckily you can get there easily from the city for a day trip by train or car."

The report went on to suggest travelers to check out the Inca Museum and head over to the Mercado San Pedro (San Pedro Market) to try some typical Peruvian food: Caldo de Gallina being one of the specialties people must try.


The foreign report even deemed the Cusqueños (Cusco locals) as outgoing and friendly people.

"Few of them speak English, so definitely have some Spanish phrases on hand. Since they're so open to conversation, it's honestly worthwhile to ask them about some recommendations regarding where to eat or things to see if you want a more authentic feel," it remarked.

In addition, "you'll easily spot people sporting traditional dress, and the colours are fun to see!"


Although Cusco's weather tends to remain "the same year-round and feel very spring-like, there is a rainy and dry season to consider."

"But for the most part, you should dress super casual, and low-key. Have layers handy from April to August, since that's when winter is for them and it gets cold at night. And bring comfortable shoes to walk through the city's cobblestone streets. Maybe a pair of hiking shoes to explore the mountains, too," it suggested.

Flight Network set out to name the world's best cities by asking over 1,000 travel writers, bloggers, and experts from all around the globe, who have seen and experienced the best the planet has to offer.

The World's 50 Most Beautiful Cities was led by Paris (France), followed by: New York (U.S.), London (U.K.), Venice (Italy), and Vancouver (Canada), among others.


Published: 1/10/2020
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