A certain spanish flavour
As you wander around this lovely city you can feel the influence of the conquerors in its architecture, streets, ambiance... You could find a very similar (maybe smaller) main square in some spanish city, specially in Castilla or Extremadura, the regions where the first invaders came from.
Most sightseeing in Cusco requires a tourist ticket, which includes admission to La Catedral, Iglesia de San Blas, Museo de Arte Religioso del Arzobispado, Museo de Arte y Monasterio de Santa Catalina, the site museum at the Qorikancha, Museo Municipal de Arte Contemporaneo, Museo Historico Regional, and the nearby ruins of Sacsayhuaman, Qenco, Puka Pukara, Tambomachay, Pisac, Ollantaytambo, Chinchero, Tipon, and Pikillacta.
Can be purchased at the municipal tourist office.
(US$15, US$10 for student)
Las Salinas de Maras
Take a bus to Urubamba, stop in Chichero (see my page about this city), and then take a cab (negociate the price !) to go and see the wonderful salinas of Maras (go and see my Maras page, if you don't feel like going there !).
Prenez un bus pour Urubamba, arretez-vous a Chichero (je vous renvoie a ma page sur cette ville) et prenez un taxi (negociez bien le prix !) jusqu-aux salinas de Maras (si vous ne sentez pas d'y aller, faites un tour sur ma page Maras)
Taxi - Around CUSCO
Always carry exact change. Taxi's to most areas around cusco is only a couple of Soles or more.
However whenever you break a 10 Sole note. The taxi drivers all miracelously don't have change.
So make sure that you have exact change before you jump into a cab. Also pre-negotiate your cab fare.
Most times I found they were fair in what they demanded but a couple of times I had some cab drivers who were trying to take me for a ride.
Pancakes or other sweets
For all of you, who love sweet nice desserts it's a MUST to go to Heidi's. It's not the cheapest, but one of the most delicious restaurant.
(You can eat as well main dishes as desserts, but I've never tried a main dish, as it's very expensive - for Peru) Swiss or German bakery - mhm.....