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Plaza de Armas

Closes in 23 min: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Open today: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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Reviewed yesterday

Parte de la magia de esta ciudad se encuentra en esta plaza donde los Inkas hicieron sus más importantes celebraciones vinculadas a los ciclos de la Madre Tierra, de donde también partieron los caminos a las cuatro direcciones del Tawantinsuyu (nombre de la nación inka)....More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Juancarlosmachicado
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Every review will tell you to start your Cusco adventure here and they are right. A scenic, buzzing heart of Cusco both for locals and tourists. Lots of great neighborhoods are very accessible within easy walking distance. The restaurants on the Plaza tend to be...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank AstadD
Reviewed yesterday

Very large open space with working central fountain and of course the requisite two churches and quite a bit of unobtrusive retail space.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank SteveQ424
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We stayed at the hotel just around the corner of the plaza , around it you will find great number of shops to buy some souvenirs and the famous and local alpaca goods. A lot of vendors and tour ticket seller too.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 430shielar
Reviewed 5 days ago

It was hard to enjoy the beautiful surroundings of the plaza del Armas because we were constantly hounded by sales people. The back streets and smaller plazas were a much more enjoyable experience

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank annehorner44
Reviewed 6 days ago

Wonderful Place to explore and feel the local culture... Great nearby shops and restaurants and crafts and churches, FIND THE CONVENT BAKERY for homemade cakes & cookies

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank mauratravels1111
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very nice typical Spanish Colonial square , seen throughout the world. The statuary, and grounds are well kept, and there are too many places to eat and shop nearby.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank sander s
Reviewed 1 week ago

Plaza de Armas, also called Plaza Mayor, is the center of "things to do" in Cusco. There are lots of shops and restaurants all around the plaza. And the architecture of the churches there is amazing. We were fortunate enough to visit the Plaza on...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ToledoMark
Reviewed 1 week ago

this is the hub of Cusco and you find yourself being drawn back here evening after evening. around the square are a number of restaurants that sit up above the square offering great views whilst you eat. it also appears to be very safe walking...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank JohnMallett
Reviewed 1 week ago

Cuzco's Plaza de Armas: a puma's head Before the Inca Empire, the space occupied by the Cuzco's Plaza de Armas was wetland dried out by different Inca rulers bringuing soil from the mountains and sand from the costal areas. It is cosidered a sacred place...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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