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“Full of History” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Cusco Historic Center

Cusco Historic Center
508 Ave Infancia, Cusco 084, Peru
1-855-462-8726
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Ranked #2 of 100 attractions in Cusco
Type: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Ancient Ruins
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Santiago, Chile
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54 reviews 54 reviews
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
“Full of History”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

This place is full of history. You can breath it in every street, wherever you turn, there is an incan wall, a colonial temple, a museum. I recommend taking a tour or hiring a guide to fully understand it.

Visited July 2013
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Quito, Ecuador
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“Magnificent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

Every corner, every street is full of living history. This is a place everybody should visit at least once in a lifetime.

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Ciudad Juarez, Mexico
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“excellent, but”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

the historic centre is beatuful, nice, clean, security is good, is safe to walk even at night, police is frendly, but the tour companies can reap u off the will charge a lot, like a taxi (I want to get around secret valley of the incas and when I ask the price was aprox $80 (they take advantege of the change currency) for one way, askig araound, find a local bus company, and taxis that get U to the near town in the valley for about $10 or taxi bus for 20 dollars, enjoy the arquitecture of cusco is amaizing, most of the hotels are near by, so the restaurant, to get to te museums and other churches buy the turistic tiket, that will get U in most of the historic places, but to get to the cathedral and local churches is extra special for non peruvian people, take the coca tea, really helps for the altitude of cusco. one of the best places I have been

Visited July 2013
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The Hague, The Netherlands
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“Taking advantage of the Tourists”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

The historic centre itself is really nice, the plaza de Armas and surroundings well maintained, we also particularly enjoyed the many remnants of old Inca architecture with one of the highlights the twelve angled stone, used as inspiration for the logo of the ubiquitous Cusquena beer.

However some locals keen to rip off the tourists - like taxi driver agreeing on 10 soles for a ride but not refusing to give change on a twenty 20 soles note, Alpaca foto ladies in authentic dress demanding as much as 10 soles per head for a couple of photos etc. Quite a contrast with Arequipa and Puno where the atmosphere is much friendlier.

Visited July 2013
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Decatur, Georgia
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“Great Peru Experience with Escaped to Latin America”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

I planned a tour for five people to Peru via Escaped to Latin America and they did a great job of coordinating a trip to Lima, the Amazon, Cusco, and Machu Picchu. This was a highlight of my life. Everything was planned as requested and ran smoothly, so our time was never wasted. It was thrilling to travel the country by plane, train, boat, and van... and to eat great food and meet great people!

Tim R-M

Visited June 2013
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