There are many people who have doubts about the Cusco tourist ticket , since most tours in the city require this ticket. With this ticket you can access many of the places that are within the city and also others that are a few hours away. In total there are 15 places that this ticket allows you to visit. None of the following places have an individual entrance so keep this information in mind, which will be very helpful if you really want to visit any of these places.
THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT THE CUSCO TOURIST TICKET
- It is personal and non-transferable
- There are two types of tickets: general and partial.
- General: valid for 10 days and you enter all places.
- Partial: validity of 2 days
CUSCO TOURIST TICKET WHERE TO BUY?
purchase the tourist ticket at Avenida El Sol 103, from 8am to 6pm, Monday to Sunday.
TOURIST TICKET PRICE
- National general: 70 soles
- National partial: 40 soles
- Foreign general: 130 soles
- Partial foreign: 70 soles
- Cusco tourist ticket
- Tourist ticket , general admission
Also known as the Sacsayhuamán fortress, it is a very unusual archaeological site. A few minutes from the city of Cusco at an altitude of 3,700 meters above sea level, it lies imposing in the upper part of the city. Built by the Inca Pachacutec in the 15th century and completed by the Inca Huayna Cápac in the 16th century. Sacsayhuamán is considered the greatest expression of megalithic architecture of the Inca Empire.
Within the archaeological center there are areas that you must visit no matter what.
Towers in Sacsayhuamán
Muyumarca , Sallaqmarca , Paucarmarca located at the top of the entire fortress. They are placed in a straight line. In the past there was a lot of water here, now you can see the aqueducts.
Venues in Sacsayhuamán
They are rectangular rooms overlooking the city squares, long and narrow in shape. They are joined by narrow, trapezoidal doors.
The doors of Sacsayhuamán
Located in the central part, trapezoidal in shape. They are the main entrance to the towers. Each of the gates has a different name: Tiopunku , Ajawanapunku , Wiracochapunku .
Built on the top of a small hill, like a small Inca worship center. Its name comes from the Quechua word and means “labyrinth.” Qenqo attracts a lot of attention for its large number of constructions made of carved rock. The entire construction has countless figures and staircases worked in detail. At the top stands out the rock formations that are considered a small sundial used by priests and astronomers. Something very curious is that on the winter solstice the first rays of the sun fall directly on this clock.
There are mysterious basements with a lot of stories that need to be told. They are enigmatic carved paths, with the presence of stairs, niches and sacrificial altars. Qenqo is an unmissable place during your visit to the city of Cusco, take advantage of getting to know this great place and take the best photos right away. instagrammable in the eucalyptus forest of the place.
30 minutes from the city of Cusco, approximately 6 kilometers at 3,580 meters above sea level, is the red fortress of Puka Pukara . The main function of this place was to protect the Inca since it was a military and administrative place.
Very close to Puka pukara , Tambomachay means “Place of rest” also known as the Inca baths. It was a place dedicated to water, where you can find various fountains, terraces, canals and water fountains.
Pisac is one of the must-see tourist destinations on your visit to Peru. 33 kilometers from the city of Cusco in the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Pisac is an archaeological site made up of different groups such as platforms, aqueducts, walls, etc. The length of the entire place is 4 kilometers.
Some of the places you will visit:
Consisting of 40 platforms formed in a kind of triangle, this is one of the first views you have of all of Pisac.
more detailed architecture .
Pisaq’a neighborhood , Qanchisraqay neighborhood , K’allaqasa neighborhood .
Pisac is open from Monday to Sunday from 7am to 4pm.
It is one of the most important places in the entire Sacred Valley. Its name comes from the Quechua word that means “place to look down.” Ollantaytambo was a military, religious and agricultural center. It has beautiful Inca structures, among which the most notable are:
- Royal house of the Sun
- Sun Temple
- Choqana Fort
- The Ñusta bath
- The platforms
The town of Ollantaytambo is also considered a living Inca urban center. Since to this day a large part of the Inca base is preserved throughout the distribution of the place.
Although at first glance it seems to be a small amphitheater, Moray is a very cool tourist place. Moray comes from the Quechua word that translates as “Territory taken since times of earthquake.” This place stands out for the admirable shape of the terrace system, made up of enormous terraces. It was the first agricultural experimentation laboratory, where products of different heights were grown . The different terraces present up to 20 different microclimates.
35 minutes from the city of Cusco, Chinchero is an archaeological site that perfectly unites the syncretism between the Inca and Spanish cultures. In Chinchero you can visit the archaeological park, a very important site since it belonged to the Inca Tupac Yupanqui in the 15th century. The archaeological center has different huacas, among the most important ” Pumaqaqa “, in which two puma sculptures whose heads were cut off can be seen.
The Chinchero temple is one of the must-see places on your visit. It was built in the 16th century, and presents murals dedicated to the virgin “Our Lady Monserrat de Chinchero”. You can make your souvenir purchases in the Plaza de Chinchero and if you want to know more about its textiles, visit a textile interpretation center.
The southern area of Cusco has more places that captivate many, and one of them is the archaeological center of Tipon . A very important place since it is considered the maximum expression of hydraulic engineering. With more than 240 hectares and part of the Qhapac route Ñan .
In Tipon you can find enclosures, platforms, irrigation works and more. Among its main attractions are: Intiwatana , viewpoint or Cruzmoqo . You can visit this place on your own and also take the South Valley tour.
Tipon archaeological site
The Pikillaqta archaeological zone is located in the Lucre district in the province of Quispicanchis. At a height of 3,350 meters above sea level with a size of 50 hectares. Pikillaqta comes from the Quechua name:
Piki : flea or small – Llaqta: town = “The town of fleas” or “Small town”
This small town was built by the pre-Inca Wari culture, in the 13th century. The Wari expanded throughout many parts of Peru, the small urban centers their maximum expression of urbanism. You can visit Pikillaqta with a travel agency, which in addition to just visiting this place, you know Tipon and the Sistine Chapel of America “Andahuaylillas”.
Pikillacta archaeological site _
MUSEUMS AND ART CENTERS
Built in 1992 by the mayor of Cusco, 10 minutes from the main square is the Pachacutec monument. The entire monument has a height of almost 34 meters high. The structure of the Inca Pachacutec measures 11.50 meters high and the cylindrical structure reaches 22.40 meters high.
Inside the structure you can see an exhibition of photos, infographics, maps and historical panels about the history of the city of Cusco. All information can be seen in three languages: Spanish, English and Quechua. The museum is open from 9 am to 7 pm.
QOSQO NATIVE ART CENTER
The Qosqo Center presents various music and dance shows every day. It currently has a repertoire of 50 dances and a large collection of various traditional costumes. With the participation of 70 Peruvian artists, who delight the entire public with a lot of artistic talent. If you want to take a break from the presentation you can purchase the discs with video clips with each of the dances.
Among the dances that you can see are:
- Cusco Carnival
- Ink Carnival
- Czech Dance
- Qoyacha Dance
You can visit this incredible artistic space every day, starting at 8pm.
QORICANCHA SITE MUSEUM
Qoricancha site museum is a small space with 5 rooms that educationally explains the history and processes of the human settlements that inhabited Cusco. Most of the things shown are remains that were found at the same location. You can find: ceramics, metallurgy, textiles, painting, sculpture, instruments and more.
It is open from 8am to 5pm and on Sundays from 2pm to 4pm. Admission is only with the tourist ticket.
POPULAR ART MUSEUM
In this museum you can see the best collection pieces about Cusco art since 1940. Among the most outstanding pieces you can find the masters Hilario Mendívil, Edilberto Mérida, Antonio Olave among others. There are ceramic works, photographs, sculptures and more. The religious sculptures of the long necks of the Mendívil family, the most representative being the Virgin of Bethlehem and the Holy Family. Another that can be found are the Manuelitos children , small ceramics in reference to the baby Jesus, but with Cusco characteristics.
The museum is open from Monday to Saturday from 8:30 am to 6 pm and on Sundays and holidays from 8 am to 1 pm. Admission is only with the tourist ticket.
CONTEMPORARY ART MUSEUM
It has more than 280 works by various local, national and foreign artists. The museum is located in the municipality of Cusco, it has three exhibition rooms. The oldest work is the oil painting of the “Vilcanota River” by Remigia Mendoza (1897). Annually it has various exhibitions and various plastic art events and more. The museum is open from Monday to Saturday from 9am to 1pm.
REGIONAL HISTORICAL MUSEUM
Located in the old house of Inca Garcilaso de la Vega Chimpu Ocllo, considered the first mestizo. It has 13 rooms in which paleontological, Inca and viceregal objects are exhibited. On the first floor, objects and small sculptures from the first towns in the city of Cusco are exhibited, and the second level shows the viceregal, republican and contemporary era. It is open from 8am to 5pm.