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Address: Cusco, Peru
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Everything is around this avenue

If you are new to Cusco, just head to this avenue, beside Plaza de Armas, this Avenue is where all the action is at, start from here and then after you know Cusco a bit better you... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Lima, Peru

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Avenida El Sol is a vibrant major street in Cusco with so much happening on it that it's hard to separate its individual parts: great architecture, lots of stores, money changers, tourist officers; street stands; empanada cafes; hotels (Cusco LP - the best) and great architecture. Giant mural at the bottom depicts the history of the City; further down is... More 

1 Thank Sue C
Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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727 reviews
470 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'm not sure how streets become listed as tourist attractions. The Avenida El Sol is a large street located near the Plaza De Armas. As you would expect it features some tourist agencies, a few pharmacies, a post office, bank, etc but nothing in the way of tourist attractions. Not many restaurants. The centro artesian market exists at the end... More 

1 Thank Rowan H
Lima, Peru
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109 reviews
67 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are new to Cusco, just head to this avenue, beside Plaza de Armas, this Avenue is where all the action is at, start from here and then after you know Cusco a bit better you can explore the city some more. Excellent reference point

1 Thank eddypartyrock
Atlanta, Georgia
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19 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Cusco is one of the most incredible places I have ever been. The town, at least the tourist areas, are clean and seemed safe enough. The people are very friendly. I highly recommend going to Cusco.

Thank stbhatter
New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015 via mobile

The Avenida El Sol was the avenue we took to walk from our hotel to the Plaza de Armas. Parts of it are very nice, but it is a busy, commercial street. Luckily, it's safe!

3 Thank Luvs2TravelAnywhere
Duluth, Georgia
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81 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

It's cool to walk down this street but at rush hour the smog level along with the altitude make it a nasty walk.

Thank ixtlan06
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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73 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

It was raining so hard, we could not make it home. There was three inches of water in the street and two on the sidewalk. Luckily, taxi's are inexpensive...about $2. Nice shopping and sights on this main street

Thank boydree74
Antwerp, Belgium
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27 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

This is a street where you can easily exchange money, and there are also drugstores (pharmacy) you might need. It is quiet central, just a block from the main Plaza de Armas.

Thank NathalieAyni
Quebec City, Canada
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25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

Leads to Qoricancha. Busy, commercial and modern road with banks, money changers (both legitimate and chancy). Nothing much to say. Excellent little bookstore for Spanish books on f a historical nature.

Thank mgaustin53
Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

We spent most of our time walking up and down Avenida El sol from our hotel to the Plaza de Armas. The street is buzzing with locals and tourists and has so many options for food and shopping. Great street to wonder around for a few hours!

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