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Centro Historico de Cusco
Cusco 084, Peru
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Small Group
$72*
and up
Cusco Markets and Ruins Small Group Tour
Ranked #1 of 140 things to do in Cusco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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“Fantastic!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

Cusco is a must see as a precursor to a visit to macchu Pichu. The atmosphere, the people, the food - all were exceptional.

Visited May 2012
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“Unesco Heritage City”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013

A must see for its churches, cathedrals, markets and local color all around. Lots of interersting day trips to do from Cusco.

Visited April 2013
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“Loved it!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013

We loved Cusco and all it's historic streets and nearby attractions. We stayed for five days and could have easily spent much longer. I enjoyed the Cathedral, the cobblestone streets, the markets and the historic square. There are lots of good bars and restaurants to try out and an endless list of nearby ruins to visit. We explored Cusco on foot and really enjoyed it. I would love to return someday.

Visited February 2013
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“Very worth visiting!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

The main square of Cusco with it's cathedral and golden statue is well worth visiting! It's one of the most beautiful city plazas that we've ever seen.

Visited April 2013
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“Very Expensive”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

It's a nice city and a must visit if you plan to go to Machu Picchu. Cathedral is good - you can climb up the tiny stairs in the cathedral and see the view of the Plaza from up there. Pretty good.
But I liked Lima better. It's more of a real city. Cuzco is just a tourist city and you better a lot of USD. Outside of the Cuzco downtown area and the San Blas area, the cobble stone streets, there's nothing much. Local people only work in this area and they don't or maybe cannot afford to shop here. I only saw people who looked like tourists and everything here is catered to tourists. Even the restaurant was playing nba basket ball match at the TV in the Bar.
If you plan to take the train to Machu Picchu, then it's a good area to stop by to get acclimatized to the altitude. Spend a day to get used to it.

Visited April 2013
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