I have some bitter sweet memories of this city. As a boy I used to read books about its history and architecture and this was one of my most anticipated places to visit. Upon arriving we were led by the proprietor of Grand Hotel Machu Picchu to a private garage where they robbed our van, stealing among other things one of my Canon cameras with an L telescopic lens. Later some of my other friends told me they were robbed there as well. So the city is beautiful, notably its huge and opulent cathedral but beware of its many thiefs.