Things to Do in Cusco with Kids

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Things to Do in Cusco with Kids

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  • Guillermo Xavie Mr12
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    A place full of mysteries, with giant rocks of the Incas is a magical place that you can see it near the same city of Cusco, I love this tour of Sacsayhuaman and the surrounding ruins.
    Written May 20, 2024
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  • Dead_Skyline
    Montville, CT46 contributions
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    Cusco has been called the "Rome of the New World," and spending time strolling its streets really brings home how accurate that nickname is. Despite the Spanish Catholic superstructure of arcades and churches (all of them quite charming), the foundations and bones of the city are clearly Inca in a way you will not see at this scale anywhere else in the world. Many of the great colonial casones were built on Inca foundations of slanting, massive stones fitted together in their peculiar and unmistakable planar jigsaw fashion, and those foundations are still everywhere to be seen as you walk the streets, especially the steep alley-like Inca-era ones such as calle Loreto.

    It's true that there are many annoying hawkers and touts, including the ubiquitous massage-pushers and art dealers, but you will just have to ignore them.

    Don't miss the Plaza de Armas, views of the surrounding hills twinkling with light at nighttime, the foundations of all the Inca palaces repurposed into colonial edifices, or the viewpoint of town from the Mirador de Plaza San Cristobal.
    Written May 20, 2024
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  • DanielMtz90
    Monterrey, Mexico459 contributions
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    The Cusco Main Square, or Plaza de Armas, is a spectacle of history and modernity intertwined, a central haven where the pulse of the city is most palpable. This square is a kaleidoscope of culture, where historic cathedrals stand in conversation with the lively buzz of contemporary restaurants and bars. From every corner, eateries of varying degrees of formality beckon, each offering a window seat to the world passing by. Opting for a balcony view, one may find themselves enveloped in the golden hues of an Andean sunset, which, when paired with the culinary delights of local and international cuisine, becomes an experience of sensory splendor.

    Though the church tour, at a modest price, may not be the highlight for all, it is a testament to Cusco’s rich spiritual tapestry and a must for those with an appetite for ecclesiastical architecture. The plaza is also a paradise for souvenir hunters, where local artisans offer a medley of crafts that are as colorful as they are emblematic of the region. Beyond the tangible, the Main Square offers a vista that is more than visual; it’s a narrative of the city’s past, present, and future, woven together in the cobbled streets and the silent stories of the Inca and colonial structures. This is a place to linger, to dine, to watch, and to be enveloped in the vibrant tapestry that is Cusco.
    Written April 20, 2024
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  • IlyaNJ
    Marlboro, NJ993 contributions
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    An interesting instance of a monastery built into/on top of the important Inka temple complex. Going with a guide may help gain a better appreciation of different aspects of the remains of Inka structures.
    Written May 14, 2024
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  • Laurent Kolam Indah
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    Definitely one of the best things we did in Cusco.

    So I'm used to the Montreal planetarium, with its two domes and exhibitions, and I ever fairly remember the older planetarium back when it was downtown and I was still a little child. That's all pretty cool...

    ...but not as cool as learning cosmology and astronomy through the lens of Incas and pre-inca civilizations, and certainly not as cool as stargazing in the southern hemisphere under a clear sky and with hi-tech telescopes. The part under the dome was also super entertaining. The animator was funny, and I learned a great deal about constellations, including those we don't hear much about up north.

    It was also so cool to get picked up by car in the late afternoon and drive to the Planetarium, a bit outside the city and almost in the wilderness.

    This Planetarium receives no funding from governments (or from Aluminum companies like the one in Montreal), so please support this great DIY project! I bought the book on Inca cosmology at the gift shop afterwards!
    Written April 27, 2024
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  • Logan1939
    Toronto, Canada22 contributions
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    Great neighbourhood with lots of beautiful shops displaying artwork. Less busy than the central square. Be sure to walk to the viewpoint for a view of Cusco and the mountains that surround.
    Written November 16, 2023
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  • Piotr M
    Warsaw, Poland1,089 contributions
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    This is a very interesting museum of choco, where you can see and learn about the production of chocolate, different sweets and more, you can also try many products before buying them
    Written April 3, 2024
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  • Zan
    Los Angeles, CA142 contributions
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    A must visit while in Cusco! Visited in April 2024 we were so happy that we came down to this market. It’s fun to walk here because it’s right in the middle of the city so you really get to experience the local side of Cusco. As you would expect it’s a large market filled with all sorts of different vendors. We decided to have lunch here at one of the ceviche stalls and it was truly fantastic. The pricing is insanely cheap, but the food quality is very high. Prices here will be a bit more expensive than some other areas around Peru due to the heavy amount of tourists but still everything is very fairly priced and it is very safe. It is a great place to get gifts for others or for yourself as well. Make sure to not miss the fruit juice and smoothie people at the front, some of the best fruit drinks I have had in my entire life. Don’t miss it or you will regret it!
    Written May 7, 2024
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  • Ectoplasm Fantasia
    Birmingham, UK2,693 contributions
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    Loved this.

    The water on the stones was especially nice to see.

    A pleasant stroll along the path to see the stones and at an easy pace - no hills which makes a difference.
    Written August 19, 2023
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  • Candace Larkin
    Avignon, France2 contributions
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    Tipon is a great place to visit! The incredible Incan ruins are a must-see, and the stunning mountain views are breathtaking. The locals are friendly and welcoming, and the food is delicious. The activities available are varied, from walking and hiking to rafting and zip-lining. The accommodations are comfortable and reasonably priced, making it a great place for families to stay. We had a wonderful time exploring the ruins, trying the local cuisine, and taking advantage of the outdoor activities. We highly recommend Tipon to any family looking for a unique and exciting vacation destination.
    Written March 23, 2023
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  • melissassm
    Sault Ste. Marie, Canada3,184 contributions
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    We were given a nice tour in English by one of their volunteers. While this is a true animal rescue and not a zoo, some of the enclosures are quite small, but I do believe they are doing the best that they can with the space and resources they have. Seeing the condors fly overhead was amazing! You don’t appreciate how large they are until you see it in person. There are a few shops and a small cafe as well for refreshments and souvenirs.
    Written April 23, 2024
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  • Peter_1ab
    Budapest, Közép-Magyarország42 contributions
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    We had just arrived back to Cusco from Manu rainforest and accidentally came across this place. Simply amazing to see what they do here... if you are in Cusco, do not miss it and they have fantastic cafe as well ;)
    Written November 30, 2023
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  • Diana W
    9 contributions
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    Amazing history and artifacts on the Inca civilization. It gave me a better understanding of their origins. As well as Christianity. The art in here is spectacular.
    Written October 24, 2023
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  • Komator
    Barcelona, Spain885 contributions
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    In the middle of Cusco you'll find this wall made by the Incas. You're walking and one side you have this old wall, all stones perfectly aligned. There's nothing else to do… just walk, see it and, touch it.
    Written February 5, 2023
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  • TheExplorerFamily
    Somerset, NJ7,106 contributions
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    The long street starts at the Municipal Complex downtown, and ends at The Plaza de Armas. It was very close to our hotel, so we had occasion to walk down it, and drive down it several times during our stay in Cuzco.

    We found it to be a very busy street filled with Money Exchange Stores, Hair Cutting Stores, Souvenir Stores plus plenty of Restaurants. We felt safe walking up and down, even late in the evening. People seemed very nice and helpful.

    Since it is such a busy thoroughfare, everybody gets to see it at least once while staying in this city.
    Written September 22, 2023
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