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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We were fortunate enough to be staying at a hotel just 6 blocks away from Plaza des Armes and walked up El Sol to access the downtown area. As you walk along this main street, you can feel very comfortable - do make a point...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Claudetteth
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Avenida El Sol is a shopping and hotel district just removed from the Main Plaza. You will see fewer tourists here compared with the more popular spots, but follow the locals for lower prices, haircuts, authentic food, etc...

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank ShamanicVoyages
Reviewed December 21, 2018 via mobile

Main road from the airport/ bus station so you will pass the area. Walked along on the way down to the market from the main square.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 422iana
Reviewed December 7, 2018

This is the main street and you will find all that you need here, shopping, eating, drinking and a bunch of hotels. Clean and neat.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Thomas V
Reviewed October 15, 2018

Knowing where it is located is wise, especially because the offices of all airlines landing at CUZ are there, in case you need to visit any. The Town Hall and Palace of Justice are also there, as well as a couple of nice cafés and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank vitorbabrazil
Reviewed August 19, 2018

A main artery crossing through the Historic Center of Cusco. An alternative to get to Plaza de Armas, Calle Marquez. Police directing traffic in most intersections. Lined up with many restaurants and stores. Two highlights are the murals opposite the Artesanias Llancaqmaki (Artisan Market) and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank N T
Reviewed June 17, 2018

We liked Avenida El Sol in Cusco - nice place to walk with multiple attractions - museums, theaters, and restaurants. Festivities in fact starting at the Avenida, just before the performers enter the Plaza de Armas.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Joseph K
Reviewed June 13, 2018

The Avenida El Sol is central to everything to see in the area of Cusco. It is a very beautiful city full of life and friendly people. loved it!!

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Teresia K
Reviewed June 12, 2018 via mobile

Busy street, lots of places to eat and drinks - close to all the banks too if you need an ATM. Right in the heart of Cusco, very nice for a wander around

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Barbs25
Reviewed May 29, 2018

Try walking all the avenue until you get to Centro Histórico. You will be able to see the Convento de Santo Domingo and some governmental buildings.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Arturo C
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Toronto, Canada
Boleto Turístico del Cusco (1 Reply)
I am thinking to do taxi/tour transfer with Taxidatum to Ollantaytambo once I arrive in Cusco early morning. I will have, what I think is limited time in the area since there seems to be so much to do. Even though my must do seem do be circuit 3 I think it just better to get the full pass. I have been reading you can't book this online and see adress where you purchase this ticket bu my question is if you are just arriving in Cusco to be en route to Ollantaytambo, where can you purchase this...More
November 14, 2018|
Response fromwes032|
You can buy it at any site requiring it for entrance so just pick it up at whichever site you visit first. You don’t need to go to a special ticket office.
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Camera repair in Cusco (3 Replies)
FYI, if your camera dies (as mine did) before heading over to Machu Picchu, one thought before heading over to Avenida El Sol to buy a ridiculously overpriced new camera. There's a fantastic guy who'll diagnose the issue (20 soles) and repair it (80 soles) if he can - might be cheaper than buying a new one: Miguel NAVARRO Centro Comercial Bocangel Calle Marquez, 2nd floor You might miss the "Centro Comercial" as it looks just like a storefront on Calle Marquez, but ask around on the...More
January 08, 2009|
Response fromxochitl|
Great info, will keep it handy.