5 viewpoints of Cusco you cannot miss

Miradores de Cusco

Cusco is a very popular tourist attraction due to its ancient ruins and majestic colonial architecture. But it does not end there, since its natural and urban landscape is something that deserves an honorable mention. To enjoy it, you can visit different viewpoints in Cusco, which give you the opportunity to appreciate the beauty of the city from above.

Viewpoints in Cusco with the best views

1. San Blas Viewpoint
2. San Cristobal Viewpoint
3. Viewpoint of Santa Ana
4. Viewpoint of the White Christ
5. Pachacutec Viewpoint

If what you have left over is desire, then all that remains is to start the tour and enjoy a view that can take your breath away. Get ready to climb these viewpoints and get your camera ready!

1. San Blas Viewpoint

The beautiful places in Cusco are many and one of them is the neighborhood of San Blas. This is a sector known for its bohemian vibe, in addition to its pedestrian streets that give life to a very cozy atmosphere. It is located in the historic center and, among other attractions, it houses a charming viewpoint.

The viewpoint is located in a wide square with pools and benches, which invite you to contemplate Cusco from an ideal height. Here you can observe Cusco life and admire a dream sunset. In addition, the place is just a few minutes from the 12-angled stone, an icon of the city.

Mirador San Blas - Cusco

2. San Cristobal Viewpoint

Are you looking for a place to take a walk or take photos of the city? The San Cristóbal viewpoint is a good alternative for the occasion. From this place, located near the main square, you will be able to appreciate the city in all its splendor. This one, like the one located in San Blas, is also in a small square, in front of the San Cristobal church.
Its elevated location allows you to enjoy an excellent panoramic view, where you can admire some of the most beautiful places in Cusco. The viewpoint is accessible by Cuesta Suecia and Calle Don Bosco. If you don’t want to walk a lot, you have the option to see how to use the Uber app and request a ride through it. The choice is yours!

Mirador de San Cristobal - Cusco

3. Viewpoint of Santa Ana

The Santa Ana neighborhood is one of the oldest in the city. A visit to this beautiful place can be a journey back in time, since its history goes back to approximately 700 years before Christ. It has narrow streets, a church with a high tower and a viewpoint with spectacular views. Among the most beautiful places in the city of Cusco, this sector stands out for its past.
The Mirador de Santa Ana is in the highest part of the Northeast of the city. This privileged location offers incredible views of the main square and the climb to the Cristo Blanco. It is located in the square of the same name, which has been renovated with an ornamental pool and lights. Here you have the possibility to see the city both day and night.

Mirador de Santa Ana - Cusco

4. Viewpoint of the White Christ

If you already have the camera ready, all that remains is to choose the best angle. The Mirador del Cristo Blanco is located on the Pukamoqo hill, at an approximate altitude of about 3,600 meters above sea level. A strategic area, in which you can spend hours taking photos and falling in love even more with this impressive city.
The viewpoint bears the name of Cristo Blanco for its huge statue, built in 1945 by the sculptor from Cusco Ernesto Olazo Allende. This monument was a donation from the Palestinian Arab colony and is located northeast of the city, near the Sacsayhuamán fortress, one of the most beautiful places in Cusco.

Mirador del Cristo Blanco - Cusco

5. Pachacutec Viewpoint

Returning to the center of Cusco, you will find the majestic monument to the Inca Pachacútec. A bronze statue that draws the attention of anyone passing through the oval of the same name. Unlike other viewpoints, this one is inside the stone tower that supports the statue, from where you can see the city center and the mountains.
The monument has a museum inside, where you can learn about this Inca ruler and enjoy his interactive room. The place also gives you the option of taking a break in the surrounding gardens, sitting on one of the benches and admiring this amazing building.
Now that you have more information about some of the main viewpoints in Cusco, it is just a matter of choosing which one to start with. If you want to plan your departure in advance, you can schedule your trip through the Uber app and start exploring these and other places in the city.

Mirador de Pachacutec




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