Square of the city of Cuzco

Parade ground


Square of the city of Cuzco

Plaza de Armas of Cuzco was once a swamp, which during the Inca Empire was dried and became the administrative, religious and cultural center of the capital of the empire. After the conquest was occupied by the Spaniards who surrounded him temples and mansions built on Inca palaces around; it was executed Tupac Amaru II in 1781. Currently it is the core of modern Cuzco, surrounded by tourist restaurants, jewelry stores, travel agencies and temples of the same period of the conquest.


  • 13° 31′ 0.16″ south latitude
  • 71° 58′ 43.76″ west longitude


This depends on the type of weather that you like. The rainy season in Cusco is from November to April, while May to October is the dry season; but no matter what time of year you decide to come, you should always be prepared for the weather, since they can give scattered showers at any time of year. Cusco can be visited throughout the year, but the months from June to October and before Christmas and New Year weeks are often the most frequented by travelers around the world now. Since Cusco is a tourist city, it has many festivals and celebrations should plan your trip well either to include or to avoid them.


The main square of Cusco, dried during the time of the Inca Empire, initiated by the Inca Sinchi Roca, and completed by the Pachacutec Inca dry, who used sand brought from the coastal shoreline. Speaking of Cusco, and especially their Plaza de Armas, it is talk about a destination full of history. Since initially before the Incas this was a swamp, and now with the passing of the years, has become one of the tourist routes of the imperial city of Cusco.

This square was to become the administrative, religious and cultural center of the capital was one of the greatest empires in America and the world, we are talking about the "Society Incaica"; then with the arrival of the Spanish, the main square was surrounded by various constructions such as houses and temples, which were raised on Inca palaces existing in the contour.