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Plaza de Armas (Huacaypata)

Cusco, Peru
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Ranked #7 of 101 Attractions in Cusco
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Owner description: Dominated by the magnificent Cathedral, this graceful square is considered the heart of Cusco and is characterized by covered walkways, colonial... more » Owner description: Dominated by the magnificent Cathedral, this graceful square is considered the heart of Cusco and is characterized by covered walkways, colonial arcades and houses containing numerous shops, restaurants and travel agencies. « less
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Cape Coral, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Festival was in full swing when we arrived in time for the parade. History of the place is great, shops and restaurants were all nice.

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

down 3 block from our hotel very nice walk of the historic center and close to hotel can't beat that

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Shohola, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

Large beautiful square with great views in all directions. The heart of the old section of cusco with cobble narrow streets and world calls charm.

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Bucharest, Romania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

It's the city centre of Cusco, and its a bit busy, but not that much. You can find shops and restaurants on the nearby streets, and also if you go just a little bit further you can find the local farmer's market. Also, around there are the coca museum and the chocolate museum.

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HOOVER
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

If you do much walking in Cusco, this will be your center point of reference. Beautiful churches, decent restaurants, really expensive shops (go off the plaza to shop).

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York pa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

easy access, variety of stores and restaurants. Large grassy area in center is a good place for relaxation. Many beautiful flowers. This is a central location for the town and many streets either run from here or are in close proximity. At the time of our visit, they were doing some excavating work right off the Plaza where it connects... More

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Memphis, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

The cathedral was impressive inside and out. The plaza monument was impressive as well. I did not like being accosted by all the locals trying to sell me their wares when we f sat down to rest on a bench to enjoy the late afternoon.

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Janesville, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Go on Sunday Morning to see the parade Very fun display of Peruvian culture. Also the statue in the middle is worthy of a photo

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Milton, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We passed by this on our bus tour. It is a nice square where many people gather. Shopping is nearby as are many restaurants.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Buy some fruits/snacks and have a seat in one of those many benches around. Enjoy the Scenes and people watching! love the view.

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