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Centro Historico de Cusco

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Address: Cusco 084, Peru
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Cusco Markets and Ruins Small Group Tour

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Like No Other Main Square In The World

Historic Cusco in unique, a Spanish colonial city build over the foundations of the Inca capital. Don't make the mistake of thinking that Cusco is just a stopping off point on... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

Historic Cusco in unique, a Spanish colonial city build over the foundations of the Inca capital. Don't make the mistake of thinking that Cusco is just a stopping off point on the way to and from Machu Picchu. Machu Picchu is one of the best destinations in the world, but 50% of the experience is Cusco if you have scheduled... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

Beautiful little square. Very narrow little streets with many little shops around. Beautiful place to see. Little restaurant with blue balconies, sorry- I don't remember the name of it, serves great alpaca steaks!

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Bangalore, Karnataka, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

The historic center of Cusco is charming, a place that can fire a poets or writers imagination. Its not only the buildings and architecture, but also the people. Andeans dressed up colorfully, cobble stoned streets, old baroque styled churches etc. There is a quaint cobble stoned pathway winding down the hill from Saqsayhuaman passing by San Cristobal church. Be sure... More 

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Bogota, Colombia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Great, as everybody knows. Advice, avoid the restaurants around the plaza, they are quite bad, for breakfast OK (how bad can that be !!).

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Pretty good for cheap entertainment only a short walk from the center of town, ask any one for directions, included in Cusco visitor pass

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

is like going back on time, people are really nice and it has still the walls and everything from years ago congrats!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

There is plenty to suit many kinds of travelers here. Cusco is a genuinely lovely town. I found that after I'd done my sightseeing I was in no hurry to leave and I enjoyed wandering and puttering here. There are plenty of "B list" attractions that are quite fantastic in their own right. As a solo female traveler I always... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Cusco was the capital of the Inca Empire. The cathedral was build by the Conquistadors using stones from Inca temples. It is really three churches put together. Every altar and niche is covered in or embroidered with gold. No photos are allowed, but it's definitely worth seeing. Just be aware that Cusco is at 12,000 ft. and it takes a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We were on work at Lima and before going to next destination we had week end was free so decided to visit cusco and matchhu pitchhu. So here we were in great Inka seat of power many centuries ago,the city while preserving the old monuments turning in to a big Brick and concrete urban center. It's great location to spend... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

This square is beautiful and busy. It's the center, so there are expensive tourist restaurants, but there are some yummy more affordable eats just a little ways off the square.

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