Centro Historico De Cusco

Centro Historico De Cusco

Centro Historico De Cusco
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Ancient Ruins • Architectural Buildings
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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Gmoutside
Perth, Australia209 contributions
Mar 2020
Cusco is a delightful small city in which several days can be spent, exploring all the lovely buildings, cafes and restaurants. It can be very busy but is especially lovely early in the morning before the crowds come out. It is friendly city but like all tourists spots around the world one should remain alert. Centrally is very safe in the evening and early night.
Written April 25, 2020
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plantmanW_p_bch_Fl
w.p.bch. fl29 contributions
Oct 2021 • Couples
To understand the area, historical relavince and architecture I would recommend that if your not on a guided tour, you hire a local guide for 2-2.5 hrs. A guide book will miss to much.
There are many dining options and shopping options. As Cuzco was intergral in Peruvian history, you should make it part of your trip.
Driving in this city/area is very hectic. If you are not staying within a short walk, take the inexpensive taxis .
Written October 17, 2021
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Damany M
10 contributions
May 2022
When visiting Cusco you have to grab some of the history, especially with it having so much of it. You can feel the power from the flowers from the Inca stone walls. So going to the short and suite museum is a great history lesson tho there is infinite information that is needed. Decent price, great exhibit and just something to do when in the plaza of Cusco
Written May 7, 2022
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Roving444492
Sabaneta, Colombia1 contribution
Dec 2019
I spent New Years in the Plaza de Armas in Cusco in Peru and it was an amazing experience, many people gather there to welcome the New Year with fireworks, drinks and food; however, you must be careful where you eat because you could get sick as it happened to me and you will have to spend a few nights in the clinic.
Near Cusco you can find many things to do and places to visit such as Machu Pichu, the mountain of seven colors, the Sacred Valley and Fallen Angel Restaurant.
It is a place that definitely deserves to be visited.
Written November 5, 2020
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siouxsy
Tustin, CA1,089 contributions
Nov 2021 • Friends
A beautiful plaza. Reminds me of southern spain. It’s nice to come during the day and night as well with the city lit around the hills. The venders trying to sell you stuff or tours is a bit much but you just need to ignore them and enjoy the beautiful plaza.
Written December 4, 2021
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billk2345678
Reno, NV548 contributions
Nov 2021
The best part is you feel you are someplace real, once you catch your breath anyway. The tourist trinkets are real, not imported from another country. They are local and made by hand. Appreciate this please.

The buildings are beautiful as is the whole square. But for me the best part is the kids playing and families meeting up and chatting while taking a walk around the pretty grounds.

I also enjoyed a nice tea on the perimeter and some fresh fruit. There is a good positive vibe.
Written November 14, 2021
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Paul M
Bristol, United Kingdom11 contributions
Dec 2019
Cusco is a delightful city, and the central main square is very historic. It is surrounded by churches and a cathedral, all deliberately built upon older Incan temples. The cathedrals and churches are full of ornate decorations and impressive paintings, some rather odd (Jesus on the cross wearing a dress, the Last Supper with a guinea pig as the meal!). The main market nearby is superb, with dozens of things to see, wear or try, including 30+ varieties of potato! The Temple of the Sun is a must-see, even though it was built upon by a Catholic monastery. The precision of the Incan building blocks is a marvel to see. Cusco is generally safe to walk around, even at night, so long as you can catch your breath at these altitudes!
Written January 5, 2020
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LuizDutraNeto
Rio de Janeiro, RJ8,618 contributions
Oct 2019
Visiting Cusco is absolutely mandatory to all those traveling in Peru. This important city is considered the "Historical Capital of Peru" and, since 1983, a Unesco appointed "World Heritage Site". It has been the capital of the "Kingdom of Cusco" and of the whole "Inca Empire" from the 13th century until the arrival, in the 16th century, of the Spanish conquerors. Stroll along its "Centro Histórico" and visit the numerous monuments, squares, fountains, streets, museums and churches. Start at the magnificent and central "Plaza de Armas", visiting the monumental "Catedral del Cusco" and the baroque "Iglesia de la Compañía de Jesús". Then, head to the museums through the cobblestoned narrow clean streets (the "callejóns"), visiting the unmissable "Museo del Convento de Santo Domingo del Cusco - Qorikancha" and the "Museo de la Vida Monástica - Monastério de Santa Catalina del Cusco". Fantastic restaurants and bars complete the scene. Enjoy!
Written July 2, 2020
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LWJ3
Mount Laurel, NJ17 contributions
Oct 2019
Walked here from hotel - lots of shops, local artists, and cathedrals. Went to Choco Museo, bought peruvian alapaca hats and shawl in small local artisans area and found a gem shop a few blocks off the square where i bought amethyst and topaz stones at a great price. There is a fountain and large cross on the hilltop visible from the square as well. Enjoyed walking the area at day and at night.
Written June 4, 2020
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IRW1127
Vancouver, Canada171 contributions
Oct 2019
Lots of tour groups in the area starting their tours and pausing at the attractions all around. It is a great place to go on your own or in your own group and explore with a guide book and that's it.
Get off the main streets and explore the side alleys and areas outside the main tourist spots. There are great little restaurants and souvenir stores to find.
Written May 21, 2020
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