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Address: Cusco, Peru

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Colonial Street

This is the most important avenue in down town Cusco. It's very piqturesque, nice, and safe to walk along.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 18, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

This is the most important avenue in down town Cusco. It's very piqturesque, nice, and safe to walk along.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

There's neat craft markets, a cool waterfall, a nice park, a great spa for massages, lots of food, and colorful characters.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

This is one of the main drags of Cuzco filled w/ banks, money changers, some hotels and travel agencies. Nothing special about it. It passes Qoricancha but so what...... I do not know why this made the attractions category. Do not go out of your way to visit it............

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Address: Cusco, Peru
Location: South America  >  Peru  >  Cusco Region  >  Cusco

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