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Cusco

July 30th 2013
Cusco was the historic capital of the Inca empire and became the centre for the Spanish colonisation of the Andes when it was captured in the 1530s. The city centre features some impressive colonial and Inca architecture, such as the Spanish-built churches in the Plaza de Armas and the Stone of Twelve Angles in San Blas, which forms part of an Inca-built wall and is an example of the precise way i ... read more
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Peruvian Flag Ancient Peru was the seat of several prominent Andean civilizations, most notably that of the Incas whose empire was captured by the Spanish conquistadors in 1533. Peruvian independence was declared in 1821, and remaining Spanish forces defeated in 1... ... read more
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