What Were Some of the Major Cities of the Inca Empire?

Some of the major cities of the Inca Empire were Cusco, which was the the capital city, Choquequirao and Machu Picchu. Cusco was the center of Inca government and society, and was a sacred city laid out in the shape of a puma.

Although it was the largest empire in the world at the time, the Inca Empire was less than a century old when the Spanish executed its last emperor. However, during its short existence, the Inca Empire developed breathtaking cities that are a testament to their engineering skills.

Cusco, the capital city, was built around a central plaza with four roads leading out in different directions. The holiest site in the city was the sun temple, once covered in gold sheet.