"Situated in the Peruvian Andes, Cuzco developed, under the Inca ruler Pachacutec, into a complex urban centre with distinct religious and administrative functions. It was surrounded by clearly delineated areas for agricultural, artisan and industrial production. When the Spaniards conquered it in the 16th century, they preserved the basic structure but built Baroque churches and palaces over the ruins of the Inca city."
Source: UNESCO World Heritage
Panaromic view of Main Plaza of Cuzco. Nice condor bird stamp used. Postcard sent on February 16, 2010 and arrived in Penang on March 22, 2010. Thanks To Juan of Peru.
Night view of The Compania de Jesus Church in the Main Plaza of Cuzco. Cool spider stamps. Thanks to Rene of El Salvador who was visiting.
Fountain in Plaza de Armas in Cuzco. The surrounding buildings are built atop Inca ceremonial foundation. Thanks to Ruth.
Aerial view of the imperial city of Cuzco, Peru. Thanks to Rafal of Germany who mailed this postcard on vacation in Peru. Postage label used.