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Address: Cusco, Peru

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Only if you have time; IMO

Avenida El Sol runs from the south-west corner of Plaza de Armas right down to the Wanchaq train station. We walked all the way down it then took a local bus back to the plaza... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
Linda S
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Vancouver, Canada
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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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181 reviews 181 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 via mobile

Mmm, not sure why this is classed as an attraction its a street in the town with a few shops. Not something I would add to your itinerary..!!

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Toronto, Canada
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77 reviews 77 reviews
42 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

It's a big street with some banks and a few shops here and there. It's an easy way to get to Coricancha, so it has that going for it. But otherwise, this is not a place I would plan to spend any time.

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Vancouver, Canada
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164 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Avenida El Sol runs from the south-west corner of Plaza de Armas right down to the Wanchaq train station. We walked all the way down it then took a local bus back to the plaza. The street itself is not interesting and is quite busy but there are some interesting things to see - so if you have the time... More 

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California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 via mobile

If one were to run across this street in the San Fernando Valley or small town USA, it would be major. As it is it's just a busy commercial street in a city with many more interesting sites. Did see a religious procession.

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Magog, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Cusco is not a big town and this is the main street. You won't find big fancy stores. This is where the banks are and where you go to find ATMs. It leads you to the Plaza de Armas. Busy street.

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oxford
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73 reviews 73 reviews
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96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
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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57 reviews 57 reviews
33 attraction reviews
188 helpful votes 188 helpful votes
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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Yucaipa
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7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
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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