The newspaper El Pais, the most important Spanish newspaper published a ranking of the 10 most beautiful colonial cities of America, which flatters the beauty of our colonial Cusco and places it at No. 4, the preparation and publication's made his magazine The traveler:
1. San Miguel de Allende (Mexico)
2. Cartagena de Indias (Colombia)
3. Antigua (Guatemala)
4. Cusco (Peru)
5. Quito (Ecuador)
6. Potosi (Bolivia)
7. Ouro Preto (Brazil)
8. Granada (Nicaragua)
9. Trinidad (Cuba)
10. Colonia del Sacramento (Uruguay)
The Spanish daily shows two photographs of the capital of the Incas, which mentions:
"Cusco - Qosqo in Quechua was the capital of the Inca Empire and one of the most important cities in the Viceroyalty of Peru. Both facts confronted drinks his story, which mixes beautiful buildings from the period of Spanish rule with impressive remains of pre-Columbian civilization, as the stones of Sacsayhuaman. It is also the gateway to the stunning Machu Picchu, the Inca jewel. "
Also they mentioned "The altitude of the Peruvian city of Cusco -3300 meters- a strange feeling in the visitor which increases the spell of its streets. Its beauty shines in the central Plaza de Armas (pictured) and churches such as the Merced or the Company. The city is World Heritage since 1983 and there who calls the Rome of America for the number of monuments that treasures ".