Landmarks/ Points of Interest in Cusco

Top Points of Interest & Landmarks in Cusco, Peru

Points of Interest & Landmarks in Cusco

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  • eli d
    Los Angeles, CA101 contributions
    You need to be in form to climb all the way there, but worth it. It is a beautiful tour in Cusco and kind of a loop from the center and coming back from the other side.
    Written July 3, 2022
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  • Stella
    Stockholm, Sweden2,110 contributions
    The title says it all. I found it casually on Google maps when I was looking for places to visit and this one popped up. After knowing the history it does sound interesting. Cool place to snap a picture but i have no idea what people mean by puma and snake. I didn’t see either.
    Written February 21, 2020
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  • Glenn H
    Mount Gambier, Australia180 contributions
    In centre of Cusco Town Square is the great statute and a photo with same is a must. The scenery behind the statute in most directions are great to include in your photo.
    Written June 26, 2019
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  • DPMALLIC
    London, UK2,298 contributions
    This is a very busy road, starting from Plaza de Armas towards the bus station and full of lively activities. There are many money exchange places along this road.
    Written July 11, 2019
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  • LuizDutraNeto
    Rio de Janeiro, RJ8,621 contributions
    Take your time and stroll along the cobblestoned narrow streets flanked - on both sides - by stonewalls at the awesome "Centro Histórico" of Cusco. These streets are considered masterpieces of the ancient Incan masonry and urban design. They have survived centuries of earthquakes and other natural disasters, principally due to the fantastic Incan architecture and construction techniques. No wonder, Unesco has appointed, in 1983, the historical center of Cusco as a "World Heritage Site"! Unmissable! Enjoy!
    Written July 1, 2020
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  • Estie H
    Martha's Vineyard, MA91 contributions
    This is a lovely plaza with lots of locals and dogs and folks just out enjoying the beautiful weather. Some shopping as well
    Written September 13, 2021
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  • LuizDutraNeto
    Rio de Janeiro, RJ8,621 contributions
    Right at Cusco's "Centro Histórico", you will find "Plaza Regocijo"! The area was part of the ancient great Incan square known as "Huakaypata", which was occupied and divided by the Spanish conquerors into three different squares - "Plaza de Armas", "Plaza de La Merced" and "Plaza Regocijo", itself. The actual square dates from 1555 and is surrounded by several colonial buildings, with the traditional arcades commonly seen in Spain's similar "plazas". The most outstanding building - the "Palacio del Cabildo" - housed Cusco's city hall and now is the local convention center. Many trees and a colorful fountain complete the scene. Around "Plaza Regocijo", some of the best restaurants of Cusco! Enjoy!
    Written July 2, 2020
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  • Tapayaxin
    18 contributions
    This was a fascinating experience. The work they are doing experimenting with different potato varieties and their capacity to resist climate change is really inspiring and applicable across the Andes too. As a researcher working in Bolivia where there are similar issues I would like to work further with this project. We booked the eh Alf day experience with a walk around Kimsa cocha to see where the potatoes are growing. It’s a lovely spot where many people go walking, and was a great trip.
    Written January 21, 2022
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  • Mark H
    Sonoma, CA2,316 contributions
    Indeed this is a meeting place for many tours, but it is also a nice spot to spend some time and people watch. It is bordered by an old church, San Francisco, a school, a Roman style arch, and has a nice fountain. It is about 5 minute walk from Plaza de Armas or Mercado de San Pedro so it is probably on your way touring Cusco and worth a look.
    Written June 9, 2019
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  • Tracey U
    28 contributions
    I love the Moon temple because it is not as populated and a nice place to visit to meditate and do some internal work. I recommend heading here after some other more populated sites. But let's keep it a secret!
    Written March 5, 2020
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  • mcitaly2016
    Milan, Italy918 contributions
    Ancient street surrounded by impressive stone walls. There is also a nice place with souvenirs shops and lamas, and of course someone willing to take picture for a few soles.
    Written October 31, 2019
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  • Ann L
    Bristol, UK848 contributions
    I found this place quite by accident and it was really interesting and it is quite easy to miss the ticket office

    It is an informative museum and has things in Spanish and English which is always useful
    Written March 12, 2019
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  • dellswick
    New York206 contributions
    This is not a well known spot for tourists, but worth a visit. The space is lovely in and old colonial building and there are three rooms of photos reached by and interior balcony. The work is magnificent and if you are lucky you may be the only ones there.
    Written April 25, 2016
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  • Willowbroom Sam
    Houston, TX1,215 contributions
    A huge town surrounded by big walls. Per the guide, this was pre Inca, I.e. the Wari dynasty. A beautiful princess of the town said she would marry the person who got water to the village. Two men competed and one was successful in getting water from the huanatay lake. One can see two channels in the mountains.

    The town was built like a perfect rectangle with rectangular homes and absolutely straight pathways/ walkways. Almost three floor high walls and homes.

    The guide told us that seven columns were found and each column had the skeleton of a man. And that this was an honor for the men to give up their lives for building the erect columns.

    Gypsum plastering is found in walls and floors. Sh was also found leading tk the belief that the volcanic mountain behind the city may have erupted making the people abandon the place.

    He told me that the place was eventually used by Incas as a concentration camp for prisoners.

    A visit with a tour guide is a must. Otherwise one will just see some old broken ruins and cannot appreciate the history.
    Written July 31, 2022
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  • Jim W
    Alpharetta, GA258 contributions
    I am a sucker for catacombs so that is what drew me here. Having said that, there were many other interesting things to see. Some fabulous old paintings, including an absolutely massive one. An incredible library with ancient volumes. Our tour guide spoke virtually no English, which was pretty limiting but we muddled through. Surprisingly interesting all in all. Wouldn’t make the top of my list but worth a side trip if you have the time. Kind of hard to find, by the way. Google maps shows it right off the big plaza. It is not. It is off the San Francisco Square about 2 blocks away. Had to roam around a bit to find it.
    Written April 9, 2018
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