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Avenida El Sol

Cusco, Peru
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Ranked #49 of 100 Attractions in Cusco
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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68 reviews 68 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Am I missing something - this is only a street with a few touristy shops, banks and other low grade facilities. It may be long but it is NO Oxford Street, Champs Elysee or Rodeo Drive.

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San Francisco Bay Area (CA)
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Avenida El Sol is not just another street. There is history and design to this street. When we look at this area, we all see the “Paccha Fountain” at the tip of where two streets (waterways) meet. During our visit, the fountain was turned off to conserve water. Along this route, you'll find the Qorikancha (Temple of the Sun), the... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

One of the main roads which leads into the city from the airport. There is not much to see apart from the Paccha de Pumaqchupan fountain and park at the junction with Avenida Tullumayo. You can walk under the water and there is a mosaic on the other side. It is associated with a legend of a Puma supplying the... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

Lots of shopping, crowds, and up hills. We found a fun indoor market with all the shopping one could possible do in a few hours. Fun day overall, but lots of walking..wear comfortable shoes!

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012

According to several people I talked with, the Avenida el Sol used to be a river running through the city several decades ago before it was turned into a walkway. There are a lot of things one encounters here that could be anywhere else, e.g. snack vendors, crafts, restaurants, etc. However, for tourists and others wanting to travel, there are... More

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Cusco, Peru
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2012

I would say not worth seeing as there is nothing out of the ordinary, aside from the sights along it. wether you take a walk, tour, or cab, odds are good you will see this street.

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Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2012

I walked along El Sol several times in the few days I was there. One Sunday morning, for example, I watched the parades and gatherings in the Plaza de Armas, then strolled down El Sol, dropping into the little shops and markets to buy gifts and recuerdos, and chatted with a cheeky little girl who was weaving wristbands using her... More

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Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2012

Walked along Avenida Sol everyday from where I was staying to get to the Plaza. A busy street, always full of people. There are a couple of museums and banks down here. Also lots of money exchange places, and internet cafes. The Qorikancha temple and museum are located down here and also this road leads the way to the Monument... More

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Lima, Peru
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289 reviews 289 reviews
129 attraction reviews
208 helpful votes 208 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2012

Lots of street money changers and also many money changing offices are housed on this street. You will also find the Korikancha temple.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2011

Avenida El Sol is just a commercial business street, there is no attraction to it, except that the Santo Domingo church is along this street. Lined with camera shops, ATMs and pharmacies, there isn't much here of interest. Probably the least interesting street in Cusco. However, if you need certain things like Claro Centrale (for cell phone or blackberry service)... More

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