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Cusco Historic Center

508 Ave Infancia, Cusco 084, Peru
1-855-462-8726
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Ranked #2 of 102 attractions in Cusco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Ancient Ruins
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San Carlos, Mexico
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Let me start out by saying that Cusco is fantastic, beautiful, amazing, wonderful, and a VERY worthwhile place to visit. LOVED IT. That fact remains! However, there's a lot of fakery and deception around town surrounding the indigenous culture (or what's left of it), and I sometimes found it disheartening. Some examples: - Many of the women (and men!) in... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Amazing city for its cultural and historic history - so much to see in such a centralised area - obviously a very religious history when you see the number of cathedrals and churches.

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Eindhoven, Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

We start from the Plaza de Armas led by a guide, we visit the highlights in and around Cusco. At the square we see Cathedral of Santo Domingo and Church of the Society of Jesus. Then we continue along other churches and squares, along Arco Santa Clara, nice streets with Spanish balconies. Further we go out of the city to... More

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We passed through cusco twice on our G adventure holiday. This is a beautiful city and well worth exploring. We took a trolley tour to help with orientation and then wandered around the sites. You need a good day at least to appreciate this city.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Cusco was for sure one of our Highlights, our guide Marco was outstanding and he knew everything about the Inca Culture, we loved it.

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Jundiai, SP
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

small ancient streets, with many spanish buildings (mostly churchs) with breathtaking interiors. Safe, pretty cool and with good restaurant options around... we really had a nice time there...

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Kingwood, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Great place to see and eat. Go to restaurant jacks first day rest attitude is hard. But just beautiful.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Square-park clean, visit the Cathedral worthwhile. People helpful- Pub'sa couple there -Restaurants plenty the one I went to the culturel show fantastic. Found a nightclub there spent my birthday there. Realy enjoyed my stay at Cusco.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

The historic center is nice and compact and can be easily visited in a day or long afternoon. The three colonial squares line up with beautiful churches on every corner. We were lucky and got to see processions for a local holiday.

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Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We spent 4 days and nights visiting churches, Inca ruins, museums, beautiful vistas, quaint buildings, wonderful people and delicious reasonably priced food, all in Cusco. We walked everywhere and really enjoyed exploring this culturally rich city.

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