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“Paccha fountain”
Review of Avenida El Sol

Avenida El Sol
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Half-Day City Tour of Cusco Including Tambomachay
Melbourne, Australia
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“Paccha fountain”
Reviewed June 2, 2014

One of the main roads which leads into the city from the airport. There is not much to see apart from the Paccha de Pumaqchupan fountain and park at the junction with Avenida Tullumayo. You can walk under the water and there is a mosaic on the other side. It is associated with a legend of a Puma supplying the town with water from its tail.

Visited December 2013
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“Wear your walking shoes”
Reviewed October 5, 2013

Lots of shopping, crowds, and up hills. We found a fun indoor market with all the shopping one could possible do in a few hours. Fun day overall, but lots of walking..wear comfortable shoes!

Visited May 2013
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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“Take a Walk”
Reviewed December 29, 2012

According to several people I talked with, the Avenida el Sol used to be a river running through the city several decades ago before it was turned into a walkway. There are a lot of things one encounters here that could be anywhere else, e.g. snack vendors, crafts, restaurants, etc. However, for tourists and others wanting to travel, there are a lot of travel agencies and at least one airline company's office on this street. For history buffs, this was part of the rich history of the Inca empire as this street, beginning from the plaza which held the palace of the emperor, goes by the Korikancha Sun Temple, one of the holiest if not the holiest site at the time of the Spanish arrivals. The farther down you go you will notice more and more how the mountains rise in front of you as if the city were sort of spread before you. It is a nice walk, and it is free so not a bad deal. Also, be sure to check out the awesome full color mural and the sun fountain which you will eventually hit.

Visited November 2012
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Cusco, Peru
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“Another Street”
Reviewed December 16, 2012

I would say not worth seeing as there is nothing out of the ordinary, aside from the sights along it. wether you take a walk, tour, or cab, odds are good you will see this street.

Visited December 2012
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Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic
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“A major artery in this lovely little city.”
Reviewed November 3, 2012

I walked along El Sol several times in the few days I was there. One Sunday morning, for example, I watched the parades and gatherings in the Plaza de Armas, then strolled down El Sol, dropping into the little shops and markets to buy gifts and recuerdos, and chatted with a cheeky little girl who was weaving wristbands using her toes as a loom. I bought a couple, after which she seemed happy to sit and chat. She clearly knew very little about the outside world, despite being in a major international tourist destination, then her father came along and persuaded me to have a shoeshine I neither wanted or needed, but since nothing here is at all expensive, I let him get on with it. I pressed on down to the bottom of the Avenida, past the water feature, towards the railway station, and discovered an amazing indoor market, to which I later brought some of my travelling companions.

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