Cusco (also known as Cuzco), is an impressive former Incan capital perched high in the Andes in south-eastern Peru. The Incas aptly called the city the “navel of the world” and, sitting at a dizzying elevation of 3,400 m (11,200 ft), you can see why. A fascinating and vibrant city,  the Cusco you see today is built of ancient Inca temples and monuments, colonial architecture and modern buildings. Read more about Cusco here.