Situated in the Peruvian Andes, Cuzco developed, under the Inca ruler Pachacutec, into a complex urban centre with distinct religious and administrative functions. It was surrounded by clearly delineated areas for agricultural, artisan and industrial production. When the Spaniards conquered it in the 16th century, they preserved the basic structure but built Baroque churches and palaces over the ruins of the Inca city.

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4 sites in this World Heritage

  • Main Square and Historic Centre
  • Almudena and Almudena Church
  • Santiago Square and Church
  • Belen Square and Church

Main Square and Historic Centre

Almudena and Almudena Church

Santiago Square and Church

Belen Square and Church

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DATA

Region
Latin America and the Caribbean
Country
Peru 
Category
Cultural
Name
City of Cuzco
Selection Criteria (?)
(iii)(iv)
Year of Registered
1983
Keyword
Registered in 1983