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Cusco Historic Center

508 Ave Infancia, Cusco 084, Peru
1-855-462-8726
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Ranked #2 of 89 attractions in Cusco
Type: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Ancient Ruins
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014 NEW

For all the horrors that the Conquistadors did in Peru, they also left beautiful architectural marks with plentiful of churches, convents and plazas. Don't try to visit all the churches … overdose guaranteed otherwise, especially if you travel with kids or teens!

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014 NEW

For all the horrors that the Conquistadors did in Peru, they also left beautiful architectural marks with plentiful of churches, convents and plazas. Don't try to visit all the churches … overdose guaranteed otherwise, especially if you travel with kids or teens!

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014 NEW

spending some days in cusco is amazing. one of my favourite places - I will definitely come back with my family

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Richardson, TX
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5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

I enjoyed the many colonial old churches, the San Pedro Market, the Hand crafts market, all museums, very specially the Inca Museum. Just walking and observing regular people walking on the streets is an unforgettable experience. Do not forget to take pictures of the natives in traditional customes holding baby llamas! ...Peruvian natives selling on the streets do not put... More

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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

I came to Cusco after a few days in Peru's capital Lima, the flight was fine, and one of the good things flying during the day is that you can admire the landscapes and mountains of one of the most beautiful countries in the world. The landing manouvering is really nice, and gives you a nice view from the city,... More

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Lima, Peru
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

as always, I love Cusco paintings, churches, streets, each time I come back, I find it more beautiful, safe and with more options to offer to tourists... feeling proud of being Peruvian.

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Alderley Edge
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Cusco is really what you would call the fusion of the Spanish and Inca culture - despite the tumultuous past and clashes between the Spanish and the Incas - the good news is that today the agricultural, cultural and archeological heritage is still alive!

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Peterborough, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

One can revel in the colonial richness, whilst still touching the magic and mystical Inca history. The only downside was the persistance of street vendors plying their crafts. 'Gracias, no', was not sufficient to keep them at bay. But if you choose to take them on, enjoy the bargaining!

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Bangalore, Karnataka, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

Loved the walks thru the streets, looking into churches and art centres. The museum which houses the largest fresh water pearl in the world was amazing with. It's handcrafted gold and silver embellishments. Must be worth a fortune but not much safety measures. Most tourists don't know about this piece, I think.

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Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

I did like the Cathedral, pretty square. Fun people trying to sell things (way of life )Saq say mama ( ruins ) were good to see, Intrtrsting

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