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Centro Historico de Cusco

Cusco 084, Peru
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Ranked #2 of 101 Attractions in Cusco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Ancient Ruins
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Calgary, Canada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

We had a walking tour of the old city around the central square. Great tour, learned much about the history of the Incas, the Spanish conquest, the role of the church, and saw the only depiction of The Last Supper, with a guinea pig as a delicacy on the table

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Montpelier, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Cusco is a destination in and of itself...the historic center is made for leisurely walking and admiring the architecture as well as getting a sense of place...while there, do not, absolutely do not, miss the Central Market.....

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Tampa, Florida
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13 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

This town square is so much fun. Countless restaurants and plenty of locals selling there goods. At times they can push too much but whatever, that's normal I guess. Great pubs too, with lots of travelers looking to meet and have fun. Can't wait to return although I doubt I will.

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

At what point does one designate something as historical? In the case of Cusco, is that break between the Incan Empire and the Spanish conquest or should some specified date be determined? The Spanish influence was strong and structures constructed in the 20th century look much like those from the 16th century. Once the Spanish took over, it seems as... More

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Victoria Harbour, Ontario, Canada
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Be ready for a lot of up hill walking in this most beautiful of cities, as it was originally founded in a valley but has since expanded up the surrounding mountain side. It is a city rich in history, architecture and culture and definitely NOT to be missed while in Peru.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

There is magic arriving to this city high in the sky (3,400 mts above sea level), a valley surrounded by mountains (Andes). Blue skies, incredible views and majestic constructions. Great restaurants, hotels and boutiques.

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Freiburg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

As it is one of only really beautiful parts of Lima, I recommend that you go there. Check out the main plazas, the churches, the market and the barrio chino. If you have the Lonely Planet I recommend the suggested walking tour. San Francisco and Santo Domingo were beautiful monasteries. Try and do what all you want in the center... More

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Loved everything. It is a place to visit and learn about one if the greatest civilizations in human history.

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Chula Vista, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

I didn't like the altitude, Cusco is very nice and inexpensive, love that. People are nice and friendly, I bought from shopps but found that the ladies selling their handmade goods were lot less expensive then all other places.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

You can walk a lot and see many stores, museums, coffee places, churchs and inca ruins! Great place!

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