From some time ago visitors are looking to the outsides of Cusco city and have found great options to see new places.

Even though these magical places have great historical and archaeological potential, their gastronomy can also give to your trip the precise seasoning that will make it unforgettable.

If what you are looking for is to get into the inmost of this Andean places, we recommend for you to visit the South of the Valley, that  is formed by the districts of San Sebastian, San Jeronimo, Saylla, Oropesa and Lucre.

Only 10 minutes away from the Cusco Main Square you can find the districts of San Sebastian and San Jeronimo, which not only have beautiful churches but also offer delicious desserts made by the “mamachas” that live in both areas.

The best days to make this visit are Sundays and holidays, which is when the fairs are flooded with these homemade delights.

Further along you will find the town of Saylla, known as the paradise of the “chicharron” (deep fried pork). The route continues towards the Tipon archaeological site, which is located 30 minutes away from the city. This site has 12 Inca terraces, impressive “andenes” and waterfalls that have made it deserver of the title of masterpiece of hydraulic engineering.

Oropesa, known as the bread capital, is another option of this journey. Here you can taste the famous country bread called “chutas” and visit the impressive colonial temple adorned by “retablos” bathed in gold.

If what you are looking for is to discover the mysteries of this southern valley you can continue towards the town of Huasao, which characterizes itself for developing mystic tourism. Here is recommended to go joined by a guide since it’s an area with very low transit. The South Valley also integrates Lucre, which will welcome you with duck based dishes that will delight even the most refined palates.

The last attraction on this tour could be the Andahuaylillas town that keeps on its main square its greatest treasure, a colonial temple known as the Sistine Chapel of America, which exposes baroque paintings on its walls.

This route can take you about one or two days, so if you are thinking about Traveling to Peru we recommend you to contact your travel specialist so that they can include it on your itinerary.

Source: El Comercio

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